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Old 08-29-08, 09:59 AM
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The 23rd version of the selection of the 44th President thread

Continued from http://forum.dvdtalk.com/showthread.php?t=537558
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Old 08-29-08, 10:04 AM
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Originally Posted by wendersfan View Post
The phrase "impenetrable thicket" is not ideal when you're trying to brand someone as excessively verbose.
What? You're saying that conveying an impression succinctly in five words is "excessively verbose?"

Wasn't there someone in 1988 that said, "Joe Biden is the only person who can give a fifteen minute answer to a yes or no question."?

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Part XXIII.

You even closed it before 800 posts too.
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Old 08-29-08, 10:09 AM
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Originally Posted by crazyronin View Post
What? You're saying that conveying an impression succinctly in five words is "excessively verbose?"
When one of those words has five syllables, yeah.
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Originally Posted by VinVega View Post
Part XXIII.

You even closed it before 800 posts too.
Still on track so far.
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Originally Posted by VinVega View Post
Part XXIII.

You even closed it before 800 posts too.
I figured it was close enough... plus I wanted to use this thread title for the 22nd one but someone beat me to setting that one up
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Okay, remember all those things I said in the other thread? They were right, and I am brilliant.
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Originally Posted by wishbon3 View Post
Still on track so far.
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So McCain picked a woman for his VP, interesting choice from what i've read so far not sure how it'll impact the poll numbers.

Anyone else find it funny that we have the choice of the "24" ticket (black senator white vp) or the "Air Force One" ticket (white president who is a veteran and a woman vp)

Life imitating art?
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I haven't really watched too much political coverage today, but CNN, MSNBC, the networks et al seem to be almost outright campaigning for Obama.


Yet Fox News gets blasted for being too biased.

Does Jack Cafferty masturbate to pictures of Obama?
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Originally Posted by RoyalTea View Post
I haven't really watched too much political coverage today, but CNN, MSNBC, the networks et al seem to be almost outright campaigning for Obama.


Yet Fox News gets blasted for being too biased.

Does Jack Cafferty masturbate to pictures of Obama?
They've both been tremendously biased at least from the Convention stuff I've been watching. It's frustrating to be honest with you. Where are the journalists these days? All I see are a bunch of cheerleaders.
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Is it true, that as Illinois State Senator, that Barack Obama voted against the Born Alive Infants Protection Act, a law that would give medical care to babies that survive abortions, instead of allowing them to be left to die?

I mean, there's pro-choice, and there's pro-infanticide.
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Originally Posted by RoyalTea View Post
Is it true, that as Illinois State Senator, that Barack Obama voted against the Born Alive Infants Protection Act, a law that would give medical care to babies that survive abortions, instead of allowing them to be left to die?

I mean, there's pro-choice, and there's pro-infanticide.
You really need to pay attention. This has already been covered extensively here.
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Originally Posted by RoyalTea View Post
Is it true, that as Illinois State Senator, that Barack Obama voted against the Born Alive Infants Protection Act, a law that would give medical care to babies that survive abortions, instead of allowing them to be left to die?
Yes he did. He claims that he did it because the language of the bill was a backdoor for reducing abortion rights; however a number of sources have pointed out that the bill was amended to ensure that the bill would not be precedental, using the same language as a Federal bill that Obama says he'd support.

I mean, there's pro-choice, and there's pro-infanticide.
The Romans used to leave kids on the sides of mountains to die of exposure.
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No big shock here to me:

http://www.zogby.com/news/ReadNews1547.html

The latest nationwide survey, begun Friday afternoon after the McCain announcement of Palin as running mate and completed mid-afternoon today, shows McCain/Palin at 47%, compared to 45% support for Obama/Biden.

In other words, the race is a dead heat.
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Originally Posted by wendersfan View Post
You really need to pay attention. This has already been covered extensively here.
Well, I don't know about extensively. We gave it short shrift.

Frankly, the bigger issue to me, once again, was the faulty memory and/or lying of Senator Obama. I firmly believe he forgets that his stories, remembrances, and anecdotes can, and will be, quickly verified. It's a habit of his though. Probably tough to break.
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What is Obama's current opinion of citizens being able to own handguns? I heard a fellow professor of his say in an interview that he told him that people shouldn't be able to own handguns, or something real close to that.
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This Obama ad is pretty lame but I love how they managed to work that photo of McCain hugging Bush like his daddy.

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Originally Posted by wendersfan View Post
You really need to pay attention. This has already been covered extensively here.
His talking points got stuck "in the tubes"
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What is Obama's current opinion of citizens being able to own handguns? I heard a fellow professor of his say in an interview that he told him that people shouldn't be able to own handguns, or something real close to that.
Looking on Obama's website, I don't see it anywhere under the issues tab.

Edit: Found this under Urban Policy
Address Gun Violence in Cities: As president, Barack Obama would repeal the Tiahrt Amendment, which restricts the ability of local law enforcement to access important gun trace information, and give police officers across the nation the tools they need to solve gun crimes and fight the illegal arms trade. Obama also favors commonsense measures that respect the Second Amendment rights of gun owners, while keeping guns away from children and from criminals who shouldn't have them. He supports closing the gun show loophole and making guns in this country childproof. He also supports making the expired federal Assault Weapons Ban permanent, as such weapons belong on foreign battlefields and not on our streets.
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http://ontheissues.org/2008/Barack_O...un_Control.htm
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I received an email from DeepDiscountDVD of all places with 15 political book recommendations. I reserved 13 of the 15 books at the library (2 were not available) and noticed that Obama's books had holds while MCain's didn't. Hhhmm. A reflection on how the voting will go?


BTW here are the books
The Audacity Of Hope Barack Obama
Why Courage Matters John McCain
Faith Of My Fathers John McCain, Mark Salter
Dreams From My Father Barack Obama
Promises To Keep Joseph Biden
Sarah Kaylene Johnson (not available... might buy this one because I really want to read it)
The Way Of The World Ron Suskind
The Dark Side Jane Mayer
The War Within Bob Woodward
Post-American World Fareed Zakaria
Mike's Election Guide Michael Moore (processing into the system, so available but not really)
What Happened Scott McClellan
Fleeced Dick Morris, Eileen McGann
The Obama Nation Jerome R. Corsi
The Third Term Paul Begala (not available)
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This Obama ad is pretty lame but I love how they managed to work that photo of McCain hugging Bush like his daddy.



biden represents every credit card company, payday loan and pawnshop in the country, just wait until the repubs put people on TV saying how they are paying 1000% interest to a bank in Delaware
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No big shock here to me:

The latest nationwide survey, begun Friday afternoon after the McCain announcement of Palin as running mate and completed mid-afternoon today, shows McCain/Palin at 47%, compared to 45% support for Obama/Biden.

In other words, the race is a dead heat.
No big shock? The Friday after the DNC and there's a poll showing Republicans ahead by 2%? It looked like Obama had a 8% bump for 2 days and then McCain's announcement completely negated everything gained during the DNC. I'd be extremely concerned if I were the Democrats.

I heard yesterday that while the Democrats are all giddy about the Hurricane hitting during the RNC it may actually work out quite well for the Republicans. For example - my wife and I would never watch one of these conventions but we were glued to the set when Katrina hit. If the news is going to bounce between the 2 main stories there are going to be millions hearing reports from the RNC that otherwise probably wouldn't watch.

Just more proof about Bush and his weather machine..
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I heard Obama is going to New Oleans right now to stand on the shore and fend off the hurricane. Everyone is cancellation their evacuations, turning around and heading back home to see his victory speech. John McCain, when asked about people driving away from the city, exclaimed, "No, get everyone a shovel and a drill. We need to drill here and drill now" Developing.
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