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2008 election "non-issue" thread (aka pt 25)

Old 09-04-08, 01:22 PM
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2008 election "non-issue" thread (aka pt 25)

Continued from http://forum.dvdtalk.com/showthread.php?t=538658 as outlined in this post http://forum.dvdtalk.com/showpost.ph...7&postcount=35
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Old 09-04-08, 01:35 PM
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This is the answer to the "one and only" debate?

I can't stick to the issues or non issues in any given thread, and you mods know it.
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Originally Posted by kvrdave View Post
This is the answer to the "one and only" debate?

I can't stick to the issues or non issues in any given thread, and you mods know it.
A perfect post for the non-issue thread.
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Old 09-04-08, 01:45 PM
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How about this for a non-issue: Why do we even care who's president since either way the election goes, the impact upon our lives will be minimal.
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Originally Posted by slop101 View Post
How about this for a non-issue: Why do we even care who's president since either way the election goes, the impact upon our lives will be minimal.
Yes, Bush had almost no impact on Americans' lives.
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Old 09-04-08, 01:52 PM
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Originally Posted by Thor Simpson View Post
Yes, Bush had almost no impact on Americans' lives.
Typical liberal response.

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Originally Posted by VinVega View Post
Typical liberal response.

Save it for the "people with issues" thread.
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Old 09-04-08, 01:54 PM
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Originally Posted by kvrdave View Post
This is the answer to the "one and only" debate?
We're testing the waters to see what happens. The serious/non-serious stuff seemed like the best place to make a break/distinction so that's what we went w/.
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"This thread will be an interesting experiment..."

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So, do we talk about Palin's vaginal leakage here or in the Palin thread?
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Originally Posted by Vandelay_Inds View Post
eerrrr.... this isn't really how it works. Let people freely start threads as issues come up. This attempt to regulate conversation and force discussions into pre-determined threads seems rather communistic to me.
It's an effort to get the Chinese to unblock the site.
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Time for me to shut up now. Hopefully we can all agree on that, at least.
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Originally Posted by Thor Simpson View Post
"This thread will be an interesting experiment..."

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"I see thees thread really going places... like me crapping in the back yard."

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eerrrr.... this isn't really how it works. Let people freely start threads as issues come up. This attempt to regulate conversation and force discussions into pre-determined threads seems rather communistic to me.
Communistic? WTF?
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Originally Posted by Thor Simpson View Post
It's an effort to get the Chinese to unblock the site.


I really doubt this is going to work.
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Originally Posted by Vandelay_Inds View Post
eerrrr.... this isn't really how it works. Let people freely start threads as issues come up. This attempt to regulate conversation and force discussions into pre-determined threads seems rather communistic to me.
This is not a democracy!

God I finally got the chance to say that. I hated it when my teachers would say that in school.
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Originally Posted by Lord Rick View Post
Communistic? WTF?
I believe the term is "communal."
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You can have a non-communistic thread when you tell Mike Huckabee's teacher what you have to do to earn it.
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Westmoreland calls Obama ‘uppity'
By Mike Soraghan
Posted: 09/04/08 03:07 PM [ET]
Georgia Republican Rep. Lynn Westmoreland used the racially-tinged term "uppity" to describe Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama Thursday.

Westmoreland was discussing vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin's speech with reporters outside the House chamber and was asked to compare her with Michelle Obama.

"Just from what little I’ve seen of her and Mr. Obama, Sen. Obama, they're a member of an elitist-class individual that thinks that they're uppity," Westmoreland said.

Asked to clarify that he used the word “uppity,” Westmoreland said, “Uppity, yeah.”

Other Democrats have charged that the Republican campaign to paint the Illinois senator as an “elitist” is racially charged, and accused them of using code words for “uppity” without using the word itself.

In August, Rep. Shelley Berkley (D-Nev.) told reporters, “When I hear the word ‘elitist’ linked with Barack Obama, to me, that is a code word for 'uppity.' I find it extremely offensive and John McCain should know better.”

Political consultant David Gergen, who has worked in both Republican and Democratic White Houses, said on ABC’s "This Week" that “As a native of the south, I can tell you, when you see this Charlton Heston ad, 'The One,' that's code for, 'He's uppity, he ought to stay in his place.' Everybody gets that who is from a Southern background.”

The Obama campaign, asked about the quote, did not note any racial context.

“Sounds like Rep. Westmoreland should be careful throwing stones from his candidate's eight glass houses,” said Obama spokesman Tommy Vietor.

Campaigning against the first black major-party nominee has already created some problems for Republicans.

Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) said that Obama's middle name – Hussein – is relevant to the public discourse surrounding his candidacy, saying in March that if Obama were elected, "Then the radical Islamists, the al Qaeda, the radical Islamists and their supporters, will be dancing in the streets in greater numbers than they did on Sept. 11 because they will declare victory in this War on Terror."

At an April 12 event in his district, Kentucky Rep. Geoff Davis (R) said of Obama: “I’m going to tell you something: That boy’s finger does not need to be on the button. He could not make a decision in that simulation that related to a nuclear threat to this country.”

Davis sent a letter of apology to Obama in which he described his remark as a “poor choice of words.”

Westmoreland originally supported former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney for the Republican presidential nomination. He now supports McCain, but missed an August fundraiser for the nominee because he was vacationing with his family.

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Old 09-04-08, 03:31 PM
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Westmoreland calls Obama ‘uppity'
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Posted: 09/04/08 03:07 PM [ET]
Georgia Republican Rep. Lynn Westmoreland used the racially-tinged term "uppity" to describe Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama Thursday.
In response, Obama told him to "sit your cracker ass down!"
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Uppity is bad now? The entire english language is turning into one giant black hole.
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Originally Posted by Jason View Post
In response, Obama told him to "sit your cracker ass down!"
Incorrect. Obama said "sit your 4 more years of Bush down" but I'm suspicious that "4 more year of Bush" is a code for "cracker ass."

(You'll have to actually read the article to get this)
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Old 09-04-08, 03:40 PM
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Originally Posted by Mordred View Post
Uppity is bad now? The entire english language is turning into one giant black hole.
That's offensive.
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Old 09-04-08, 03:41 PM
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as someone from the south, i've never heard "uppity" used in a racist way. i didn't realize it has those connotations.

Also, isn't westmorland the guy who made a fool of himself on the colbert report?
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Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) said that Obama's middle name – Hussein – is relevant to the public discourse surrounding his candidacy, saying in March that if Obama were elected, "Then the radical Islamists, the al Qaeda, the radical Islamists and their supporters, will be dancing in the streets in greater numbers than they did on Sept. 11 because they will declare victory in this War on Terror."
"Declare victory," without them killing anyone? If having some guy with the middle name of Hussein will make them stop, then I think everyone should vote for Obama. Or does that fall under the lines of "negotiating with terrorists"?
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