trick or treat...
you've been mooned...
we do not stop playing because we grow old;
we grow old because we stop playing.
Never Be The First To Get Old!!!!!
You get Texas, Oklahoma and all the slave states...
We get stem cell research and the best beaches...
We get the Statue of Liberty...
You get Dollywood...
We get Intel and Microsoft...
You get WorldCom...
We get Harvard...
You get Ole' Miss...
We get 85% of America's venture capital and entrepreneurs...
You get Alabama...
We get two-thirds of the tax revenue...
You get to make the red states pay their fair share...
Since our aggregate divorce rate is 22% lower than the Christian Coalition's, we get a bunch of happy families...
You get a bunch of single moms...
Section 1. All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the state wherein they reside. No state shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any state deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.
Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination.
Thou shalt not avenge, nor bear any grudge against the children of thy people, but thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself: I am the LORD.
Hyperbole is the currency of presidential campaigns, but this year the nation’s future truly hangs in the balance.
The United States is battered and drifting after eight years of President Bush’s failed leadership. He is saddling his successor with two wars, a scarred global image and a government systematically stripped of its ability to protect and help its citizens — whether they are fleeing a hurricane’s floodwaters, searching for affordable health care or struggling to hold on to their homes, jobs, savings and pensions in the midst of a financial crisis that was foretold and preventable.
As tough as the times are, the selection of a new president is easy. After nearly two years of a grueling and ugly campaign, Senator Barack Obama of Illinois has proved that he is the right choice to be the 44th president of the United States.
Mr. Obama has withstood some of the toughest campaign attacks ever mounted against a candidate. He’s been called un-American and accused of hiding a secret Islamic faith. The Republicans have linked him to domestic terrorists and questioned his wife’s love of her country. Ms. Palin has also questioned millions of Americans’ patriotism, calling Republican-leaning states “pro-America.”
This politics of fear, division and character assassination helped Mr. Bush drive Mr. McCain from the 2000 Republican primaries and defeat Senator John Kerry in 2004. It has been the dominant theme of his failed presidency.
The nation’s problems are simply too grave to be reduced to slashing “robo-calls” and negative ads. This country needs sensible leadership, compassionate leadership, honest leadership and strong leadership. Barack Obama has shown that he has all of those qualities.
Giuliani has recorded a new McCain robocall in which he suggests, in effect, that Barack Obama doesn't think sex offenders, drug dealers and murders should have to go to jail, according to Jennifer Henderson, a stay-at-home mom in Maine who tells us she received the call.Oct. 23, 2008, TPM Election Central
I am feeling pretty badly because it looks like I won't be able to plant my tomato garden this year.
I'm just getting too old to be digging up a garden plot. I know if you were here my troubles would be over. I know you would be happy to dig the plot for me.
Don't dig up that garden. That's where I buried the bodies.
Go ahead and plant the tomatoes now. That's the best I could do under the circumstances.
by joebridges[Oct 20, 2008 10:07:16 PM]
What a bunch of c*ap. Another sympathy move by Omamma to garner votes. Next there'll [sic] be a mock funeral for "grandma" a day or two before the election. The old biddy's probably been dead for years.
This conjunction of an immense military establishment and a large arms industry is new in the American experience. The total influence -- economic, political, even spiritual -- is felt in every city, every State house, every office of the Federal government. We recognize the imperative need for this development. Yet we must not fail to comprehend its grave implications. Our toil, resources and livelihood are all involved; so is the very structure of our society.
In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist.
socialism |ˈsō sh əˌlizəm|
1. a political theory advocating state ownership of industry
WASHINGTON (Thomson Financial) - US banks will have until the middle of next month to apply for the right to participate in the Treasury Department's new capital purchase program, under which banks will sell billions of dollars worth of preferred stock to Treasury in return for much-needed liquidity, according to guidelines released today by key financial regulators.Forbes.com, 10.20.08, 1:03 PM ET
There are few public figures we have respected more over the years than Sen. John McCain. Yet it is without ambivalence that we endorse Sen. Barack Obama for president.
The Times without hesitation endorses Barack Obama for president.
The Post thinks Obama is "better equipped to lead America back to a prosperous future."
Leading the country in such a time will require someone of intellect, creativity, honesty and passion for those traits that have made America great. That person is U.S. Sen. Barack Obama.
The Tribune in its earliest days took up the abolition of slavery and linked itself to a powerful force for that cause--the Republican Party. The Tribune's first great leader, Joseph Medill, was a founder of the GOP. The editorial page has been a proponent of conservative principles. It believes that government has to serve people honestly and efficiently.To highlight the paper's reasoning:
The Republican Party, the party of limited government, has lost its way....
We might have counted on John McCain to correct his party's course....
It is, though, hard to figure John McCain these days. He argued that President Bush's tax cuts were fiscally irresponsible, but he now supports them....
McCain failed in his most important executive decision.... Having called Obama not ready to lead, McCain chose Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin....
We do, though, think Obama would govern as much more of a pragmatic centrist than many people expect.
It may have seemed audacious for Obama to start his campaign in Springfield, invoking Lincoln. We think, given the opportunity to hold this nation's most powerful office, he will prove it wasn't so audacious after all. We are proud to add Barack Obama's name to Lincoln's in the list of people the Tribune has endorsed for president of the United States.
Voters attending Mrs. Clinton's homecoming rally, a campaign event for her one-time rival, said they will now back Mr. Obama, and most of them, unprompted, told The Washington Times they want him to choose their former first lady for the high court.
William Timmons, the Washington lobbyist who John McCain has named to head his presidential transition team, aided an influence effort on behalf of Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein to ease international sanctions against his regime.
The two lobbyists who Timmons worked closely with over a five year period on the lobbying campaign later either pleaded guilty to or were convicted of federal criminal charges that they had acted as unregistered agents of Saddam Hussein's government.Murray Waas, Huffington Post, 2:49 pm EDT, 10/14/08
I never, ever wished any harm come to Obama, at all. I was simply making a point and doing exactly what the left is doing to Sarah Palin. That is all, nothing more to see, move along...Thank you to Pam's House Blend for bringing this to people's attention. read the entire post here: This bigot wanted to own it - Obama and a noose
According to the source, Apple retail stores have been given price sheets that list 12 price points for the new range, with prices between $800-$3100. Current lines only have 8 price points, 3 Macbooks starting at $1099, 3 Macbook Pros and 2 Macbook Airs. According to the source, retail outlets usually get the price lists 10 days before products hit the market. Technical specs for the new laptops were not included on the price sheet.
"I think, again, that it is an issue that people will be asking about. And I have no doubt, I know Senator Obama is a good man and I respect him greatly, but I think this is an issue that certainly the Republicans will be raising. And it goes to this larger set of concerns of how we are going to run against John McCain. You know I wish that the Republicans would apologize for the disaster of the Bush/Cheney years and not run anybody. Just say that it's time for the Democrats to go back to the White House. Unfortunately, they don't seem to be wanting to do that. We know that they're going to be out there full force and, you know, I've been in this arena for a long time. Uh, I have a lot of baggage and everybody has rummaged through it for years and so, therefore, I have, you know, an opportunity to come to this campaign with a very strong feeling and conviction that I will able to withstand whatever the Republicans send our way."
"Look. There is no doubt that the Republicans will attack either of us. What I've been able to display during the course of this primary is that I can take a punch. I've taken some pretty [good ones already] and I don't begrudge her that. That's what the political contest is about. I am looking forward to having a debate with John McCain and I think that every poll indicates that I am doing just as well, if not better, in pulling together the coalition that will defeat John McCain. And, ah, when it comes to November, and people are going into the polling place, they're going to be asking, 'Are we going to be going thourgh four more years of George Bush economic policies? Are we going to go through four more years of George Bush foreign policy? And, if we as Democrats and if I as the nominee, have put forward a clear vision of how we are going to move the country forward, deal with issues like energy dependence, lower gas prices, provide health care, get our troops out of Iraq, that is a debate that I am happy to have and a debate that I am confident I can win."
As Hillary Clinton has criss-crossed the country for Barack Obama, she has said to anyone who will listen that we can't trust John McCain and the Republicans to fix this economy and turn our country around. Funny, John McCain isn't using those words.So, again, it appears to me, that all Hillary did was predict, presciently, what was going to happen.from TPMelectioncentral
"Keep The N*gger Out Of Office"
Cops: Man threatened voter officials over tardy registration card
OCTOBER 8--Angered by a delay in the receipt of his voter registration card, a Louisiana man today threatened election officials, claiming that he urgently needed to cast a ballot to "keep the nigger out of office," according to police. Wade Williams, 75, was arrested this morning on a felony terrorizing charge after allegedly calling the Registrar of Voters and warning that he would come to the state office and empty his shotgun unless he got his registration card. Using profanity and racial slurs, Williams told a state official "about needing to vote to 'keep the nigger out of office," according to an Ouachita Parish Sheriff's Office affidavit, a copy of which you'll find here. Though the document does not name the candidate to which Williams is so violently opposed, it seems likely he was referring to Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama. After being arrested at his Monroe home, Williams was booked into the Ouachita Correctional Center, where the below mug shot was snapped. En route to the jail, he "continued his 'tirade' about niggers and also stated that he had a shotgun, but had it hidden at his residence," reported Lt. Michael Judd.
Under McCain's plan, the government would spend $300 billion to purchase distressed loans and provide new, fixed-rate mortgages. Douglas Holtz-Eakin, the Arizona senator's economic adviser, said the plan would help stabilize the plunging values of mortgage-backed securities that are at the heart of the crisis in the financial markets.Ok, do you understand what he is saying?
To do so, the government would pay the full face-value of the distressed mortgages, Holtz-Eakin said.
Under that scenario, the government could buy a $200,000 subprime mortgage on a home now worth just $100,000, give the homeowner a 30-year, $90,000 loan with a 5 percent interest rate, and essentially eat the $110,000 differenceExperts skeptical about McCain mortgage plan, MSNBC.com
That's right folks...it's private profits and social losses. Instead of an effort to safeguard taxpayers as Senator Obama has called for and the Frank-Dodd bill goes to great lengths to do, this plan takes from taxpayers to provide unjustifiable subsidies to financial institutions - even those who engaged in deceptive or outright fraudulent practices to induce people into homes they could not afford.helloooooooooo...