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    Posted: 06 Jan 2010 at 11:07pm

I'm sure most of you have seen the commercials, with an Obama speech clip with some random blah blah about stimulus, interest rates, or debt stuff.  They mask it to look like some official government announcement, but it's just a commercial for one of those cutthroat "debt relief" companies.  So if someone is your basic retard, he/she will call and sign up, surely under the guise that they are getting more "stimulus" money or some garbage like that.

You'd think with all the talk Obama has made about cracking down on credit companies with misleading practices....to air this with him directly in it is really an "in your face" move.  You'd think he'd shut it down ASAP.
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Agreed ,lying stinking bastards should be put in jail for what they do. Angry
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Makes me glad I don't watch TV that much anymore..

But I agree, the feds do need to step in and do something about these scum companies.
Advertising is a racket, like the movies and the brokerage business. You cannot be honest without admitting that its constructive contribution to humanity is exactly minus zero.
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Does anybody actually fall for this crap?  Especially the "viewers whose last names being with A-N can begin calling now, viewers whose last names begins with O-Z can begin calling tomorrow at 9am".  This commercial is on every day.  Do people not notice that it says the same thing every day?
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I just saw a news clip about some jacket company who put up an ad with Obama's picture because he was pictured at some event wearing their coat. Apparently (as it was explained) there is a federal law prohibiting ANY President's likeness used in commercial form.
 
So, to reiterate what has been said already- WHY DOES IT CONTINUE? And why is it more prolific with this President than past Presidents? Maybe they figure he's so busy he won't have time to mess with them?
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Bill O'Reilly and Megan Kelly (commentator/lawyer) were talking about the jacket ad on Fox News last night.  Also, the use of Michelle Obama's picture in an anti-fur ad.  The lawyer (Megan Kelly) said that yes, the Obamas can sue, but probably won't and probably shouldn't.  O'Reilly thought they should sue.  And yeah, Kelly thought they should not sue, partly because of PR and partly because Obama doesn't have time.  O'Reilly countered with the fact that Obama wouldn't really have to spend much time on a lawsuit, as he has 55 counselors to deal with it.
 
My guess about the Debt Relief USA ad is that they're using footage of an Obama speech which was televised to begin with, and so maybe it's public domain??  Maybe, as long as their claims aren't fraudulent??  I dunno.
 
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Yeah, of course Mr. "No Spin Zone" would want him to sue. What better way to make him look petty and as though he had nothing better to do? I could just see The O'Reilly Factor for the next month: "And the latest on the trivial lawsuit brought by the Socialist President, because he doesn't have any greater priorities such as a war, a weak economy, millions of foreclosures..."
 
I just think that since it is illegal- perhaps the U.S. Atty. Gen. should prosecute. The idea behind the law is that the company is using the Office, as much as the man, as an unwilling spokesperson.
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I don't think the Attorney General gets involved in personal civil matters.  The Debt Relief USA ad might be a different story, as it involves policy.

And I think O'Reilly's position was just a counterpoint to Kelly's.
 
And don't forget...you're the one who thinks he should sue.  So, you're right there with O'Reilly.  LOL
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Originally posted by Jnmcda0 Jnmcda0 wrote:

Does anybody actually fall for this crap?  Especially the "viewers whose last names being with A-N can begin calling now, viewers whose last names begins with O-Z can begin calling tomorrow at 9am".  This commercial is on every day.  Do people not notice that it says the same thing every day?
I guess that's why everyone is "diagnosed" ADD or ADHD, or whatever pills they are on.....a whack on the head and being told to "PAY ATTENTION" doesn't work anymore.  Just like the infomercias where if you call in the next 5 minutes, you'll also get this free gift....you could call a month later and you'd still get the worthless gift.
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Originally posted by Thor Thor wrote:

I don't think the Attorney General gets involved in personal civil matters.  The Debt Relief USA ad might be a different story, as it involves policy.

And I think O'Reilly's position was just a counterpoint to Kelly's.
 
And don't forget...you're the one who thinks he should sue.  So, you're right there with O'Reilly.  LOL
 
I think the Atty. Gen. should press charges because it is a federal law dealing with the office of the President. The president would not get monetary compensation, hence it wouldn't be "suing". This is a criminal case, not a litigious case.
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Originally posted by 20carrocks 20carrocks wrote:

  Just like the infomercias where if you call in the next 5 minutes, you'll also get this free gift....you could call a month later and you'd still get the worthless gift.
 
Provided you pay the seperate shipping and handling. Probably more than the "free" gift costs.
 
We ordered the Super Cupcake thing (or whatever it is called) and for a seperate s&h charge they were going to include 3D cookie cutter. I didn't want those, nor did I care for the "special mold insert" for the extra $10 or whatever it was. Despite their best attempts to talk me into it, I only ordered the giant cupcake mold.
 
I got everything that I didn't order in addition to the cupcake mold, made damn sure they didn't charge my credit card for the rest though.
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RC,

I just leave my cupcakes sit out for a few weeks to get mold.
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Boo. Very punny indeed.
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