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    Economy in the crapper - and we have a president that reads speeches in a monotone from a teleprompter. Where is our version of Churchill ?
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    I think those kind of leaders died off a while back.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RyanEMVFD View Post
    I think those kind of leaders died off a while back.
    Unfortunately many of those leaders also wouldn't survive the media and their excessive digging into their personal lives.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RyanEMVFD View Post
    I think those kind of leaders died off a while back.
    No, a couple of us are still here, but we're not wanted. It seems that our management style offends a few folks. For one thing, we expect people to be responsibile and accountable for their actions. We also expect people to have and use common sense. And what really upsets a lot of them is that we don't subscribe to the idea that they are entitled to something without working for it........... So, Yes, we're still here, we're just not in demand right now.......
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    Quote Originally Posted by hwoods View Post
    No, a couple of us are still here, but we're not wanted. It seems that our management style offends a few folks. For one thing, we expect people to be responsibile and accountable for their actions. We also expect people to have and use common sense. And what really upsets a lot of them is that we don't subscribe to the idea that they are entitled to something without working for it........... So, Yes, we're still here, we're just not in demand right now.......
    If you decide to run for office - let me know, I'd vote for that in a heartbeat!

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    Holding people personally responsible and accountable for their actions?What a novel concept!
    Why NOT make people behave in a manner that shows maturity and forethought in their actions(Don't believe the cops who administered "station adjustments" to me as a kid.They got the wrong guy)
    If people were to make sure that what they did didn't make them or their family and/or friends look like doofusses,the country and world would be a lot better place for it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slackjawedyokel View Post
    Economy in the crapper - and we have a president that reads speeches in a monotone from a teleprompter. Where is our version of Churchill ?
    I think he left the building and went with Elvis for a beer somewhere!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MalahatTwo7 View Post
    I think he left the building and went with Elvis for a beer somewhere!
    Met Elvis once at a 7-11 in Vegas, Churchill wasn't there.

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    Vote for Woods in 2012! (That will get the environmentalist fired up!)

    Harve in charge, where all the stumping for votes involves a tractor pulling..

    Get a REAL Chief for Commander in Chief!

    His trucks are yellow but NOT his back!

    Ok, that's my contribution to the campaign poster ideas..

    NEXT...
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    I think Christie is one of those guys, unless he is touching one of your pet projects... then you'll hate him.

    He talks straight and there are no sacred cows. So unfortunately, he probably won't last.

    As much as this country claims to want a direct leader who tackles the tough problems, they really don't.

    Medicare and social security are prime examples. EVERYONE admits they have a bleak future without significant change, but noone will actually say it and follow up on it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rhvfd1214 View Post
    Vote for Woods in 2012! (That will get the environmentalist fired up!)

    Harve in charge, where all the stumping for votes involves a tractor pulling..

    Get a REAL Chief for Commander in Chief!

    His trucks are yellow but NOT his back!

    Ok, that's my contribution to the campaign poster ideas..

    NEXT...
    O.K. I'll go for that but we need a vice president. Some kind and fatherly I think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Miller337 View Post
    O.K. I'll go for that but we need a vice president. Some kind and fatherly I think.

    The Vice Presidential candidate will need to own a Triton Bass Boat............
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    Quote Originally Posted by tjriding View Post
    Unfortunately many of those leaders also wouldn't survive the media and their excessive digging into their personal lives.
    WHO in the "media" asked Obama anything more serious than his favorite color? (it's Red by the way)

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    Quote Originally Posted by hwoods View Post
    The Vice Presidential candidate will need to own a Triton Bass Boat............
    I'm in the market for a bass boat! How'd you know?

    Seriously... I need a boat!
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    The Colbert Report had on an author of a study from Tufts that said that some of our best leaders also had some sort of mental illness.. now whether that's correlation or causation is the question. I've always said you've got to be F'd in the head to want to be President.

    As far as I'm concerned almost everyone in congress is a bunch of disconnected D-bags. R's..D's.. don't matter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChiefKN View Post
    I'm in the market for a bass boat! How'd you know?

    Seriously... I need a boat!
    You missed the part about kind and fatherly didn't you. I was thinking more along the lines of Deputy Marshall.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hwoods View Post
    No, a couple of us are still here, but we're not wanted. It seems that our management style offends a few folks. For one thing, we expect people to be responsibile and accountable for their actions. We also expect people to have and use common sense. And what really upsets a lot of them is that we don't subscribe to the idea that they are entitled to something without working for it........... So, Yes, we're still here, we're just not in demand right now.......
    My apologies, what I took the OP to mean was leaders of countries and the sort. We have great leaders in the fire service, many that any firefighter would consider an honor to work under.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RyanEMVFD View Post
    My apologies, what I took the OP to mean was leaders of countries and the sort. We have great leaders in the fire service, many that any firefighter would consider an honor to work under.
    Absolutely no apology needed here. But when you think about, there's not much difference between the Lack of Leadership at the State and National Political Level, and the Lack of Leadership in many Fire Departments...... Sadly, I don't hear a great cry for change at either level..........
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