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So Barack Obama clinched it...
« on: June 04, 2008, 02:30:23 PM »
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Re: So Barack Obama clinched it...
« Reply #1 on: June 04, 2008, 02:32:49 PM »
Yaay!!!!
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Re: So Barack Obama clinched it...
« Reply #2 on: June 04, 2008, 02:33:39 PM »
I mean, come on, Laurel and Hardy would have made a better job of the Presidency than Bush.
Let's hope Obama makes it all the way.
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Re: So Barack Obama clinched it...
« Reply #3 on: June 04, 2008, 02:47:02 PM »
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Re: So Barack Obama clinched it...
« Reply #4 on: June 04, 2008, 02:56:42 PM »
He was my preferred of the two candidates, but it's hard to feel very strongly about these things as all US presidential candidates seem incredibly sterile and post-processed. I'm not sure politicians do much of anything anyway, other than send people to war. All the big decisions are made by multi-nationals and their well-funded lobby groups and press agents, as far as I can see ;)
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Re: So Barack Obama clinched it...
« Reply #5 on: June 04, 2008, 03:00:07 PM »
It's about time a cat was in the White House.

Yup, as Sat hinted, Ruby should be President.  ;D
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Re: So Barack Obama clinched it...
« Reply #6 on: June 04, 2008, 03:03:02 PM »
here here!  ;D
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Re: So Barack Obama clinched it...
« Reply #7 on: June 04, 2008, 03:14:50 PM »
 ;D The Onion website had an amusing piece on it recently, titled:

Obama Practices Looking-Off-Into-Future Pose

As the 2008 presidential election draws closer, Democrat Barack Obama has reportedly been working tirelessly with his top political strategists to perfect his looking-off-into-the-future pose, which many believe is vital to the success of the Illinois senator's campaign.

When performed correctly, the pose involves Obama standing upright with his back arched and his chest thrust out, his shoulders positioned 1.3 feet apart and opened slightly at a 14-degree angle, and his eyes transfixed on a predetermined point between 500 and 600 yards away. Advisers say this creates the illusion that Obama is looking forward to a bright future, while the downturned corners of his lips indicate that he acknowledges the problems of the present.

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Re: So Barack Obama clinched it...
« Reply #8 on: June 04, 2008, 03:22:32 PM »
All the big decisions are made by multi-nationals and their well-funded lobby groups and press agents, as far as I can see ;)

That's the thing he has refused all donations from special interest groups and lobbyists. The only Candidate in history to ever do that (according to cnn.)
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Re: So Barack Obama clinched it...
« Reply #9 on: June 04, 2008, 03:32:31 PM »
Well, that makes me even more positively disposed toward him. As I said, I find it difficult to get worked up about the American elections, but I hope he wins. He might you know. (I think the biggest risk is that the voters might be frightened off by someone with actual opinions instead of motherhood and apple pie soundbites) - when I was on holiday in Mexico recently I saw a lot of US news, and they basically took any tiny thing he said and tried to turn it into the basis for a smear campaign ::)
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Re: So Barack Obama clinched it...
« Reply #10 on: June 04, 2008, 03:42:09 PM »
I know nothing about US politics, but I think that this time it's really interesting.

The choice for the next president, the most powerful position in the world, was until today between a woman, a black man, and a scarred Vietnam veteran. At last we seem to be moving forward and away from the old middle class male stereotypes.  Fascinating stuff.
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Re: So Barack Obama clinched it...
« Reply #11 on: June 04, 2008, 03:50:34 PM »
I still think these two would make a better job of it.


At least when the country finally went down the pan, Ollie could turn to Stan and say, "Well, that's another fine mess you've gotten us into, Stanley." ;D
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Re: So Barack Obama clinched it...
« Reply #12 on: June 04, 2008, 04:01:54 PM »
It's all political SPIN!

And regardless whom the Candidate is/was, someone is always trying to dig up dirt on someone else in order smear them, regardless. I don't trust any of them anymore. And by-the-way, here in the USA, the Middle-Class is disappearing, all but gone. The old adage ("the poor are getting poorer" and "the rich are getting richer") has never been more evident than now.

Shame, we have Politicians now instead of Statesmen / Stateswomen. 

I liked Dennis Kucinich's idea of creating a "Department of Peace". Maybe that's why he never had a chance.

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Re: So Barack Obama clinched it...
« Reply #13 on: June 04, 2008, 04:24:08 PM »
I wish we could just stand up and tell the president to sod off - whoever it is. The only times when Britain really needed help the states were not there.

Not doing very well in Europe fighting Hitler and nazism on our own and a handful of pilots. Where were they. Nowhere until they lost half their fleet because of mismanagement.

The falklands - vascillating once more.

When they want us,we stand with them and take the backlash.

I couldn't give a toss who gets the job just give me one prime minister who has the balls to say 'goodbye'.

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Ps. George w bush may come across a s a blundering twat but he's probably the most dangerous man on this planet.

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Re: So Barack Obama clinched it...
« Reply #14 on: June 04, 2008, 05:10:30 PM »

I couldn't give a toss who gets the job just give me one prime minister who has the balls to say 'goodbye'.

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Ps. George w bush may come across a s a blundering twat but he's probably the most dangerous man on this planet.

Couldn't agree more MC !
If only we did have a PM who had the balls to do that!
This old country of ours is sick to the eyeballs of war (we've had more than enough over the centuries)..
I voted for Tony Blair in 1997 but when he followed Bush's coattails into Iraq I kissed him goodbye and good riddance!
Its a pity that the US Politicians and ours haven't got the guts to have a go at a real tyrant like Robert Mugabe and save the Zimbabwean people from complete starvation.

But if Barack Obama does get the presidency, I fear for him. Theres bound to be some nut case out to get him.I wish him luck!
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