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Do you agree with my "Training Video"?
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No!
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Tinalles
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 18, 2008 1:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nothing, really. My impression was that McCain wanted to appear connected with an average-everyday-man-on-the-street, and so he settled on this plumber he met at a campaign rally or something and talked about him in the third debate.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 18, 2008 5:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

theBSDude wrote:
Dude, even if it was a conspiracy, the people filling out the forms were doing it for money.


I don't know if it was a conspiracy. But anywho, I was at a resturant today, that had a few TV's on. I noticed one of the TV's was on CNN, and they were doing a report on ACORN. The Goverment is apparently launching an investigation into ACORN, because (apparently), they suspect that ACORN was, or did, think about trying to use the registrations to vote. Thought that was interesting since I kind of suspected that a couple posts ago.

Just FYI....
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 18, 2008 6:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

@D-man: another tone issue, me thinks. I don't know if it was a conspiracy, and I didn't mean to imply you had an opinion on way or the other.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 18, 2008 6:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

'The people who count the votes decide the election' Wink
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 18, 2008 6:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Technically, in the USA, the Electoral College decide the election. Correct me if I'm wrong, but they don't actually HAVE to follow the popular vote. It's basically tradition and honour that keeps them doing so.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 18, 2008 6:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Electoral College is the name of a system. Each state is worth a certain number of points, based of population, and whichever candidate wins the state gets all the points. That means that a candidate could win by narrow margins in big states, while losing by landslides in small states, and get the most points, while more actual votes were cast for his opponent.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 18, 2008 6:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Electors act as functionaries for the State which elects them rather than the Federal Government so it varies on a State to State basis. Some States require them to pledge to support a certain candidate, some specify that if they then go against this pledge there will be penalties and still others specify that the vote shall become void in the event of them failing to perform their pledge. In any case the electoral college never meets as one body and as such it's still the people doing the counting that are doing the deciding ^_^
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 19, 2008 5:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

theBSDude wrote:
@D-man: another tone issue, me thinks. I don't know if it was a conspiracy, and I didn't mean to imply you had an opinion on way or the other.


No, there was no tone issues. I didn't take offense at anything you said. It was just that I thought you were saying that you didn't believe it to be a conspiracy, and that I was a little vague on wether or not I thought there was one.

I just wanted to point out the fact that I thought that was ironic that there was a report stating the same general thing as the impression I got from earlier news articles and reports.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 20, 2008 4:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, Squee does have one thing to say about Sarah Palin...She not only can take a joke, but she can be apart of it. Pretty impressive. Also helps having Tina Fey & Sarah Palin in the same room. The question is...does Palin do a better Tina than Tina does a Palin? Hilarious Smile

http://www.hulu.com/watch/39704/saturday-night-live-governor-palin-cold-open

http://www.hulu.com/watch/39808/saturday-night-live-update-palin-rap

Ah...<3 Tina Fey. Smile
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 20, 2008 10:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I thought about posting that last night.... Hehe, Eskimos....
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 20, 2008 2:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Squeeself wrote:
Well, Squee does have one thing to say about Sarah Palin...She not only can take a joke, but she can be apart of it. Pretty impressive. Also helps having Tina Fey & Sarah Palin in the same room. The question is...does Palin do a better Tina than Tina does a Palin? Hilarious Smile

http://www.hulu.com/watch/39704/saturday-night-live-governor-palin-cold-open

http://www.hulu.com/watch/39808/saturday-night-live-update-palin-rap

Ah...<3 Tina Fey. Smile


I liked the little rap Tina Fey did for/about her.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 20, 2008 4:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not Tina, but okay, yeah.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 20, 2008 6:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

theBSDude wrote:
Not Tina, but okay, yeah.


I was thinking of Amy Pohler,.... srry. Sad
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 08, 2009 10:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So what do you all think of how our election turned out? Surprised

I think you all had the victor in mind, and I am the only person who wanted the loser to win. Laughing

Congratulations to all those who wanted Obama and got him! Now America truly can be,... an Obamanation!!!! But no,.... I wish the dude well.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 08, 2009 10:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The American election put me firmly in mind of the Alien vs Predator promo stuff: 'Whoever wins we lose.' Well America that is.

Obama's spending rather smacks of a Keynesian economic plan; the problem with these things that America has always had is you never pay the debt incurred at the low point of the curve off when you get to the top again. You can't offset inflation against borrowing forever and escape the consequences. Then again the same complaint can be levelled against pretty much every American government for a good number of years now and he has done good stuff for freedom. It’s possible he can make it balance if he reduces military spending, but we shall have to see.

McCain's foreign policy really didn’t, and still doesn’t, seem tenable to me.

Oh well. Out of the two I’m glad Obama won, he seems like the lesser evil. Neither of them are saints.
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