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Posted By: eewwll

My comment (eewwll): I’m not impressed because she is discussing state matters and she knows Alaska. She’s not in touch with domestic issues beyond Alaska and we know she’s out of touch on foreign policy. Let’s see if she can sound byte her way through this tomorrow. article and vid below

JedReport: Sarah Palin Is A Better Debater Than You Think
by barath
Wed Oct 01, 2008 at 03:54:16 AM PDT

Jed can’t cross post this thanks to his new HuffPo job, but I can. He’s compiled a video of Sarah Palin debating, and, well, it’s not what you think.

Sarah Palin knows how to debate in a soundbite-friendly format.

Below the fold is the video.

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Watch Palin’s debate in Alaska. As you can tell, she doesn’t back down from her broad talking points, but delivers them smoothly and with seeming conviction.

As Jed puts it:

Because the format allows for very little give-and-take between Palin and Joe Biden, her “values”-oriented debating style stands a good chance of succeeding. The central feature of her debate style is that rather than getting bogged down in facts and specifics, she instead says what she is for and what she is against using terms like “healthier,” “stronger,” “more prosperous,” and “fairer.”

Jed also quotes Andrew Halcro, who debated Palin in Alaska, who said:

I’ve debated Governor Palin more than two dozen times. And she’s a master, not of facts, figures, or insightful policy recommendations, but at the fine art of the non answer, the glittering generality. Against such charms there is little Senator Biden, or anyone, can do.

You and I know that this is exactly what Bush was able to do (in at least half of his debates). The usual “we need America to be strong to fight them there so we don’t have to fight them here” language that wins over 50% of America without actually saying anything specific.

McCain Lie Counter

Sep 30, 2008 Author: VP | Filed under: Opinions, Politics

Posted By: bionicbrown

http://www.mccainpedia.org/index.php/Count_the_Lies

Name ONE New York Rapper Nicer than Crooked I…..

Sep 30, 2008 Author: VP | Filed under: Music, Opinions

Posted By: LeftyLuchini

dont worry, i’ll wait…
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and these retards think lil Wayne is the best rapper alive??
Jayz caint even touch him..

WHY ISNT THIS SICK MUTHAF%*KA NOT A RAP STAR RIGHT NOW???

Posted By: Lola

I never heard of this bitch before. I was listening to AM talk radio about the financial crisis and found his show.

OMFG..Why do these fucking clowns get radio shows and get to say this shit??? I swear, I have never said something like this before–but I hope these media types who say this get MERKED!!!

I’m furious right now. He keeps saying “minorities and illegals” over and over again…

Posted By: alexw

http://www.michaelmoore.com/words/me…dex.php?id=235

The Rich Are Staging a Coup This Morning …a message from Michael Moore

Friends,

Let me cut to the chase. The biggest robbery in the history of this country is taking place as you read this. Though no guns are being used, 300 million hostages are being taken. Make no mistake about it: After stealing a half trillion dollars to line the pockets of their war-profiteering backers for the past five years, after lining the pockets of their fellow oilmen to the tune of over a hundred billion dollars in just the last two years, Bush and his cronies — who must soon vacate the White House — are looting the U.S. Treasury of every dollar they can grab. They are swiping as much of the silverware as they can on their way out the door.

No matter what they say, no matter how many scare words they use, they are up to their old tricks of creating fear and confusion in order to make and keep themselves and the upper one percent filthy rich. Just read the first four paragraphs of the lead story in last Monday’s New York Times and you can see what the real deal is:

“Even as policy makers worked on details of a $700 billion bailout of the financial industry, Wall Street began looking for ways to profit from it.

“Financial firms were lobbying to have all manner of troubled investments covered, not just those related to mortgages.

“At the same time, investment firms were jockeying to oversee all the assets that Treasury plans to take off the books of financial institutions, a role that could earn them hundreds of millions of dollars a year in fees.

“Nobody wants to be left out of Treasury’s proposal to buy up bad assets of financial institutions.”

Unbelievable. Wall Street and its backers created this mess and now they are going to clean up like bandits. Even Rudy Giuliani is lobbying for his firm to be hired (and paid) to “consult” in the bailout.

The problem is, nobody truly knows what this “collapse” is all about. Even Treasury Secretary Paulson admitted he doesn’t know the exact amount that is needed (he just picked the $700 billion number out of his head!). The head of the congressional budget office said he can’t figure it out nor can he explain it to anyone.

And yet, they are screeching about how the end is near! Panic! Recession! The Great Depression! Y2K! Bird flu! Killer bees! We must pass the bailout bill today!! The sky is falling! The sky is falling!

Falling for whom? NOTHING in this “bailout” package will lower the price of the gas you have to put in your car to get to work. NOTHING in this bill will protect you from losing your home. NOTHING in this bill will give you health insurance.

Health insurance? Mike, why are you bringing this up? What’s this got to do with the Wall Street collapse?

It has everything to do with it. This so-called “collapse” was triggered by the massive defaulting and foreclosures going on with people’s home mortgages. Do you know why so many Americans are losing their homes? To hear the Republicans describe it, it’s because too many working class idiots were given mortgages that they really couldn’t afford. Here’s the truth: The number one cause of people declaring bankruptcy is because of medical bills. Let me state this simply: If we had had universal health coverage, this mortgage “crisis” may never have happened.

This bailout’s mission is to protect the obscene amount of wealth that has been accumulated in the last eight years. It’s to protect the top shareholders who own and control corporate America. It’s to make sure their yachts and mansions and “way of life” go uninterrupted while the rest of America suffers and struggles to pay the bills. Let the rich suffer for once. Let them pay for the bailout. We are spending 400 million dollars a day on the war in Iraq. Let them end the war immediately and save us all another half-trillion dollars!

I have to stop writing this and you have to stop reading it. They are staging a financial coup this morning in our country. They are hoping Congress will act fast before they stop to think, before we have a chance to stop them ourselves. So stop reading this and do something — NOW! Here’s what you can do immediately:

1. Call or e-mail Senator Obama. Tell him he does not need to be sitting there trying to help prop up Bush and Cheney and the mess they’ve made. Tell him we know he has the smarts to slow this thing down and figure out what’s the best route to take. Tell him the rich have to pay for whatever help is offered. Use the leverage we have now to insist on a moratorium on home foreclosures, to insist on a move to universal health coverage, and tell him that we the people need to be in charge of the economic decisions that affect our lives, not the barons of Wall Street.

2. Take to the streets. Participate in one of the hundreds of quickly-called demonstrations that are taking place all over the country (especially those near Wall Street and DC).

3. Call your Representative in Congress and your Senators. (click here to find their phone numbers). Tell them what you told Senator Obama.

When you screw up in life, there is hell to pay. Each and every one of you reading this knows that basic lesson and has paid the consequences of your actions at some point. In this great democracy, we cannot let there be one set of rules for the vast majority of hard-working citizens, and another set of rules for the elite, who, when they screw up, are handed one more gift on a silver platter. No more! Not again!

Yours,
Michael Moore
MMFlint@aol.com
MichaelMoore.com

P.S. Having read further the details of this bailout bill, you need to know you are being lied to. They talk about how they will prevent golden parachutes. It says NOTHING about what these executives and fat cats will make in SALARY. According to Rep. Brad Sherman of California, these top managers will continue to receive million-dollar-a-month paychecks under this new bill. There is no direct ownership given to the American people for the money being handed over. Foreign banks and investors will be allowed to receive billion-dollar handouts. A large chunk of this $700 billion is going to be given directly to Chinese and Middle Eastern banks. There is NO guarantee of ever seeing that money again.

P.P.S. From talking to people I know in DC, they say the reason so many Dems are behind this is because Wall Street this weekend put a gun to their heads and said either turn over the $700 billion or the first thing we’ll start blowing up are the pension funds and 401(k)s of your middle class constituents. The Dems are scared they may make good on their threat. But this is not the time to back down or act like the typical Democrat we have witnessed for the last eight years. The Dems handed a stolen election over to Bush. The Dems gave Bush the votes he needed to invade a sovereign country. Once they took over Congress in 2007, they refused to pull the plug on the war. And now they have been cowered into being accomplices in the crime of the century. You have to call them now and say “NO!” If we let them do this, just imagine how hard it will be to get anything good done when President Obama is in the White House. THESE DEMOCRATS ARE ONLY AS STRONG AS THE BACKBONE WE GIVE THEM. CALL CONGRESS NOW.

Posted By: smoovejazz

I used to date this woman about 1991-93…didn’t work out for a number of reasons, but we still keep in touch, although we don’t date, definitely do not get intimate, and we see each other maybe once a year (she doesn’t live near me – about 3 hours away, but her sister does). Her sister is cute, but…I did date her sister, although it was many years ago. Is it cool or uncool to try to go out with her?

1.What did I learn last week? – If you have trouble answering this question, it’s time for a change. It doesn’t matter how old you are, you should learn something new every week.

2.What was my greatest accomplishment over the past week? – Reflecting on your accomplishments is a healthy way to raise self confidence and contentment. It’s also an effective way to track your progress.

3.Which moment from last week was the most memorable and why? – It may open up your mind to new passions and goals, or simple pastimes worth revisiting.

4.What’s the #1 thing I need to accomplish this week? – Everything else is secondary, and should be treated as such. Nevertheless, this question will also shine light on other noteworthy tasks.

5.What can I do right now to make the week less stressful? – Set reminders in your calendar, get your laundry done, fill the car with gas… organize yourself.

6.What have I struggled with in the past that might also affect the upcoming week? – The idea here is to learn from your struggles and better equip yourself for future encounters.

7.What was last week’s biggest time sink? – Steer clear of this in the future. Setup physical barriers against distractions if you have to.

8.Am I carrying any excess baggage into the week that can be dropped? – Physical clutter, mental clutter… eliminate the unnecessary so the necessary may shine bright.

9.What have I been avoiding that needs to get done? – Pencil in a time to get these things done. For any 2-minute or less tasks, consider scheduling them first thing Monday morning.

10.What opportunities are still on the table? – If it’s still available and you want it, make a concrete plan to go after it this week.

11.Is there anyone I’ve been meaning to talk to? – Regular communication can solve problems before they fester. Always keep an open line of communication to those around you.

12.Is there anyone that deserves a big ‘Thank You’? – Take time each week to thank the people who have helped you. Your kind gesture will not go unnoticed.

13.How can I help someone else this coming week? – The easiest way to get what you want is to help others get what they want. If you help them, they will remember you when you need help.

14.What are my top 3 goals for the next 3 years? – You’ll never make any progress in life if you don’t setup realistic goals for yourself.

15.Have any of my recent actions moved me closer to my goals? – If the answer is no, something needs to change.

16.What’s the next step for each goal? – Knowing the next step is the key to accomplishing the whole.

17.What am I looking forward to during the upcoming week? – The answer can act as a great source of motivation. If nothing exists, schedule something to look forward to.

18.What are my fears? – Consciously address your fears each week and slowly work on resolving them. It’s all about taking baby steps.

19What am I most grateful for? – It’s a smart way to keep things in perspective, and something you should never lose sight of.

20.If I knew I only had one week to live, who would I spend my time with? – Another helpful reminder… Life is short. Spend more time with the people you care about.

I THINK THIS WILL…HELP…

Posted By: PLASMA CANNON

An interesting comparison of Barack Obama and 50 Cent

Sep 25, 2008 Author: VP | Filed under: Opinions

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Please, please, please advise everyone you know that they
absolutely can NOT go to the polls wearing any Obama (or whoever you are
voting for)shirts, pins, hats, etc. It is AGAINST THE LAW and will be
grounds to have the polling officials to turn you away. This is
considered campaigning and no one can campaign within X amount of feet
of the polls. They are banking on us being overly excited and not being
aware of this long standing law that you can bet will be ENFORCED THIS
YEAR!!!!!

They are banking that if you are turned away, you will not go home
and change your clothes and return to the polls to vote. Please just
don’t wear ANY gear of any sorts to the polls! Please share this
information with as many people as you can. If you are already aware of
this, please don’t take it as insulting your intelligence.

Have a great day and see you at the polls on November 4th.

Posted By: Tchalla

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