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Re: So Barack Obama clinched it...
« Reply #135 on: September 17, 2008, 06:40:25 AM »
Hysterically funny.   ;D
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Re: So Barack Obama clinched it...
« Reply #136 on: September 19, 2008, 03:34:02 PM »
 ::)

I put off posting in this thread for obvious reasons...

It's been pretty strange watching the dominoes fall and to see the disastrous economic ripple shake economies across the globe. Politically, watching McCain switch positions from one economic stance to the next would have been hilarious if the effects of this situation were not so far reaching.

Which brings me to today. Bush has decided to give an unprecedented trillion + to wall street (Gordon Brown is set sugar coat the ftse with roughly half a trillion pounds.) Which in affect rewards the bankers/brokers/traders that squandered zillions with a license that basically says we'll reward you in the future, whenever you do more of the same...

But the bottom line according to most analysts is that interest rates are set to rise as a result of this bail out. Those with mortgage's have their payments are set to increase. The prospects of first time buyers (something I hope to be in the near future) look pretty bleak, globally.

And in close to 40 something days we're either going to change direction or continue on the exact same path.  :-\

Hmm

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Re: So Barack Obama clinched it...
« Reply #137 on: September 19, 2008, 03:36:21 PM »
Scarey, aint it?   :(
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Re: So Barack Obama clinched it...
« Reply #138 on: September 19, 2008, 03:40:59 PM »
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Re: So Barack Obama clinched it...
« Reply #139 on: September 20, 2008, 04:15:52 PM »
If you believe that Obama is not taking money from Wall Street, lawyers and lobbyists then you have fallen for a very large scam indeed ( which has been the intention of those perpetuating the biggest financial scams of all time).
quote:   "Obama is taking money, lots of it, from owners and employees of firms registered as federal lobbyists but not the actual  individual lobbyists." 

http://academic.udayton.edu/race/2008ElectionandRacism/Obama/Obama85.htm

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Re: So Barack Obama clinched it...
« Reply #140 on: September 21, 2008, 01:05:49 PM »
Hmm

There is a HUGE difference between an individual contribution and contributions from lobbyists. HUGE... But anyways, I followed the link and read the story, though I must admit that after the 5th para I started skimming through. Why? because I realized that if the story were true then the election would be over for Obama.

Sooooo I pressed the "home" button of that site. Simply because I wanted to know the political stand point/view the story was founded on, and found this (copied and pasted) "This site focuses on one issue: racial inequality. It does not endorse or oppose any party or any candidate."   ::)

Then in the sub menu found a list of other articles under "racial groups" that I don't care to list. Bottom line (from my perspective) articles, stories, and theories that come from sources that hold such a biased view...

Hold no weight and therefore get 0% of my attention.

Just like fox news  ::)
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Re: So Barack Obama clinched it...
« Reply #141 on: September 21, 2008, 02:26:28 PM »
Bobby - 'Just like Fox News' - I like it!   LOLOL
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Re: So Barack Obama clinched it...
« Reply #142 on: September 26, 2008, 04:00:55 PM »
WOW

Just WOW... What a week it's been lol There's so much I could touch on but 'wow' is all I can say  ;D

With polls numbers sliding Senator John McCain """suspended""" his presidential campaign to return to Washington and vote (something he hasn't done since April 6th ::) ) But I'm not going to touch on that because even republican's see it as McCain calling for a time out and desperately trying to revive his campaign. McCain's campaign is doing so poorly that Obama now leads in Virginia, a reliable Republican state since 88A.D

But anyways... With this post, I'm posting to convey my fears? Yup, I watched Sara Palin's interview and was scared s***less. Not because of the fact that after her first interview (where she explored the possibility of a war with Russia) Russia responded by putting out a sarcastic yet chilling statement asking her (Palin) if she knew what a nuclear holocaust was?

But because she doesn't know diddly-squat!!! Just watch/listen to her view on why being the governor of Alaska gives her foreign policy experience: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r5G5fOYAT18

And you'll see she has no clue about what she is talking about. None/Nada/Zilch or whatever you choose to call it. Regardless of which party you'd like to see take office. If watching this doesn't make you think twice or scare the begebus out of you then nothing will.

Note: At one point she actually says "Russia and Canada are in the state I'm executive of::)

On foreign/domestic policy, on the economy, on Israel, on Iran, on the proposed bailout, on every/any aspect of the political spectrum Sara Palin is Clueless. And I'm not talking about the chick flick.

Staying up for the Debate tonight, bobby.

Edit: Sara Palin also knows nothing about her running mate John McCain. When asked about him she (again) just waffles her way around the point. And then, when asked to be specific she says "I'll try to find you some (specific examples) and bring them to ya" - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vbg6hF0nShQ

I think John Mcenroe said it best when he stated: "You can't be serious man, you can not be serious!!!"

 
 


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Re: So Barack Obama clinched it...
« Reply #143 on: September 26, 2008, 04:05:17 PM »
That interview was scarey.  Very, very scarey.
Thanks for putting the link up.
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Re: So Barack Obama clinched it...
« Reply #144 on: September 26, 2008, 04:29:54 PM »
*Waits for Harry aka HBEgley's take on the situation*
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Re: So Barack Obama clinched it...
« Reply #145 on: October 12, 2008, 01:32:43 PM »
Race in the race  :-\  ???  :(  ::)

There are so many things I could touch upon here. In one of my earlier posts for this thread I stated something like "This presidential race is the best case of political chess we will ever witness." But that was then...

As always I've been following the election as closely as possible. And until recently, I thought the turning point in this election was when McCain pretended to suspend his campaign and return to Washington to jump start the worlds economy. Only to fail miserably in the eyes of congress and his potential electorate... Or it could have been the news that his VP has been found guilty of abusing her power as Governor of Alaska. But again, that was then...

The Chess game is over! John McCain is losing in every state and come Nov 4th (at the moment) it looks like it'll be a landslide victory for the Dems. And the Hilarious thing about it all is that until a week ago, McCain ran on the promise of integrity. On the promise that his time as a p.o.w. gave him a higher purpose.

Now he uses his political allies and vp to insinuate and stoke racial fear. Personally it's the strangest thing to see. I mean, I have never been a victim of anything that even slightly resembles racism. Neither has my family or friends (both of which are ethnically diverse) so to actually see it live and direct on the republican campaign trail really is (for me) the strangest thing ever. I have lost all respect for McCain for using the most divisive strategy to win the election. Though with that said I can't commended the American people enough for seeing through it.

To watch a McCain rallies today is almost like flipping through the history books to see what an angry mob filled with racial hate looked like. Thankfully I was born In a time/place where my Caribbean heritage is neither here nor there or may even be considered a plus? That blends effortlessly with my place of birth. But I don't want to go off on a tangent...

I thought/hoped we wouldn't reach this point and never thought for a moment we'd see/hear people cry out for Obama's blood. Where die hard Republicans would shout bs like "kill him!" and "terrorist!"

And on that note I'd like to share with you this youtube vid. I first read about it on CNN before I actually saw the clip  I had to watch it a couple of times just to 'understand' exactly what I was seeing. And to be honest, the embarrassed look/smile on this guys face when he's caught by the camera (at a republican rally) would have been hilarious if what he was holding in his hands wasn't so cruel. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sJ_7mEWoWI8&eurl=

Note: Before the Negative campaigning Obama's lead on an average of 9 nonpartisan polls was 4.8 it is now 7.5 and will be updated on Monday/daily. So my guess is come Monday the Gop will abandon the negative strategy and concoct a new one that hopefully resonates.   

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/2008/president/us/general_election_mccain_vs_obama-225.html

   
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Re: So Barack Obama clinched it...
« Reply #146 on: October 12, 2008, 02:08:21 PM »
And for all my dear American mates.....Gordon Brown says everything is all YOUR fault!!  Oh yep!  He had nothing to do with this financial crisis whatsoever!!  Although he was in charge of the British treasury for years, he is totally blameless!  Gormless Git more like!!
And according to the people closest to him, right now he's never been so happy as he sees himself as the saviour of the world!  Oh yes folks, you heard it right here first!  it seems that the second coming has been right under our noses all this time!  It's Gordon Brown!
Here he is saving some kids!!

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Re: So Barack Obama clinched it...
« Reply #147 on: October 18, 2008, 02:36:04 PM »
From my perspective, having paid close attention to the financial aspects of the crisis on the American side and around the world this last month, it is perfectly obvious that Gordon Brown has been the leading economic official in the world recently and we have much, very much to thank him for.  I made my share of fun of the clumsy-butt Labourites not long ago, but Brown has acted like a visionary statesman in recent weeks and deserves tons of credit for that.  Some of the Americans (Ben Bernanke in particular) are parallel to or following Brown, and therein lies our hope for getting through this mess.  To the extent that Henry Paulsen gets in the way of that, our chances are diminished.  And as the USA goes, unfortunately, so also will go the world to a large extent.  Luckily the Americans and the Europeans are cooperating and flooding their respective systems with money.  Check back in six months to see what's happened; in the meantime, the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression, and perhaps since 1795, is slowly being resolved, albeit imperfectly.

Unless something dramatic and unforeseen changes the game, Obama will win by more than 100 electoral college votes and perhaps 200, which is an historic landslide in American elections. 
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Re: So Barack Obama clinched it...
« Reply #148 on: October 18, 2008, 04:50:20 PM »
i've had my share of slagging off labour and Gordon Brown lately but fair play to him. i don't take any of what rowena dawn says seriously because i know she supports conservative :P ;D

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Re: So Barack Obama clinched it...
« Reply #149 on: October 18, 2008, 05:25:45 PM »
Yes, MC, I agree, fair play to Brown indeed.  I'd add one thing for Rowena--Brown is right about Americans being at fault here, everyone agrees on that, it's true.  At the moment, though, it's not really who's at fault that is so important as how we're going to get out of it.  As I say, that is in progress.