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Old December 15 2008, 11:13 PM   #1
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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.
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Old December 15 2008, 11:25 PM   #2
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um... no
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Old December 15 2008, 11:56 PM   #3
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Aren't there enough people trying to claim Obama has "questionable associations" without trying to tie him to this dud of a movie?
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Old December 16 2008, 01:41 AM   #4
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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.

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Old December 16 2008, 01:45 AM   #5
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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.
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Old December 16 2008, 01:50 AM   #6
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I expect the same can be said about almost any leader of a country in History?
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Old December 16 2008, 02:58 AM   #7
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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.
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Old December 16 2008, 03:26 AM   #8
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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.
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Old December 16 2008, 03:30 AM   #9
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it fits though!
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Old December 16 2008, 03:58 AM   #10
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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?
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Old December 16 2008, 05:17 AM   #11
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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...
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Old December 16 2008, 05:29 AM   #12
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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.

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Old December 16 2008, 06:30 AM   #13
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Re: Lady in the Water - A Prediction About Barack Obama

Quantum of Xmas wrote: View Post
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.
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Old December 16 2008, 04:34 PM   #14
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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.
How many terroists did GWB associate with again?
Which colleague of GWB damn's America?

God Polaris your bias is so thick.
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Old December 16 2008, 06:58 PM   #15
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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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