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Campaign 2008 - Who Do You Like?

Here and there in the forums people are expressing their enthusiasm for particular candidates in the upcoming U.S. elections, while others are saying Enough Already, We Don't Want To Hear About It.

So, this is the right place to discuss your favorites (or non-favorites) and other matters relevant to the campaign. If you're not into it, skip this topic!

And as for all you non-U.S. residents, if you want a similar topic for what's going on in your part of the world, speak up and I'll start it. Thanks!

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how many

how many zeros in a gazillion?

dare I ask, how many zeros in a bazillion?

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buy low, sell "high" takes on a whole new meaning on a deadhead board.
yuk yuk yuk. ( -:

peace.

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Hey wait a min.

hey Pap the 23 gazillion keeps me in beans and bullets, ha ha. yea this war deal is getting a little long I've been directly involved since 01.What year is it? Anyway seems like the markets all over the world are taken a dump, guess there all related. I think the Iraq Afghan spenditure is around 420 gazillion. And don't really think the people of these nations give a shit they suck off us as much as they can. Was reading some stuff in Stars and Stripes about how much the military, all brances spends on fuel to keep this deal going. i can't remember the exact numbers but it was in the bazillions, in a country with huge oil reserves who don't fund any of their own stuff.

Thought wars would boost an economy, think that it did for awhile but now were at a stablization period in Iraq and is costing us a shit load and the people were helping don't chip in or give a flying f. We'll all see in a year or so when Iraq takes full control of there country it will turn back to a dictatorship and remain the asshole of the world.

Ted. believe he'll be going back to do some goat roping too.

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HEY!!!!!.......

how dare you people come in here and make sense?? what's the big idea?? i thought this was supposed to be about politics?

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73 more days

Remember the Current Occupant has 73 more days to spend in Washington, D.C. After President-elect Obama moves into the White House, the Texas Tumblweed can return to lassoing armadillos. Meanwhile, take advantage of good buying opportunities in the market: Sirius, GE, Ford, GM, PG.
We all should be praying that no serious environmental attacks are waged upon our forests, coastlines and arctic ecosystems.

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sorta laughable, GregSC...

"Well he drove the stock market down 10% for starters"....

Yeah, he marched right in there and said, "STOP BUYING NOW!"

The market fluctuations are a result of a whole lotta stuff, not just the choice of president. Come on. Just because Bush got blamed for a lot of stuff, don't go aimlessly swinging. The economy is in the crapper LARGELY because of the Iraq War spenditure - as well as all the crap that the lovely Mr. Greenspan ol' Slick Willie left lingering around and W and his crew neglected to repair. It's a combined effort. I think things JUST MAY turn around when we stop spending 23gazillion dollars a minute in Iraq. Just my opinion....

~ Pappy
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cautious

Actually, I am going to cautiously, and I mean cautiously, sit back and watch to see what this guy is up to. Will he surprise me and be a centrist leader? Well, he might, but my gut tells me the weird stuff will begin as soon as it looks like we are beginning to come out of this economy. Until the economy begins to perk, though, I think he will be careful not to cause it to worsen. Because now it is his, and his alone.

The buck stops with the president. We found that out with Bush. In other words, the Dems had the house and senate the last 2 years, but all we kept hearing was "eight years of Bush," when in reality it was 6 years of Repubs, 2 years of Dems. So from this point on I do not want to hear any nonsense about George Bush, when it is Obama, and only Obama. Remember the Buck stops with the guy on top.

So, how has Obama done the last two days? Well he drove the stock market down 10% for starters; it is, however, up a little today. In the long run we will see how businesses like it with this guy at the top.

Greg SC

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You da man...

Johnman.

FURTHERMORE - I'll take you up on the cookie & beer!!! I'll be crackin' a nice Stone IPA when I get home today! And I loves me all sortsa cookies!!! Mmmmmmmmmmm!!!

PS - check this out, Johnman:

http://www.archive.org/details/theCAUSE_Halloween2008_PDs

My band from 11/1/08 right after the Rat Dog show in Munhall, PA....hope ya like it!

~ Pappy
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"Once in a while you can get shown the light in the strangest of places, if you look at it right." - Robert Hunter

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oh hell pappy

i agree with you on accountability......i'm just frustrated, worried about my home, my child, etc...thats why i say we'll just hafta wait and see....either way this election was an historic event

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Taxes

To Greg SC & Johnman - don't sweat it so much. I understand some worry - it's all different. But read: http://www.barackobama.com/pdf/taxes/Factsheet_Tax_Plan_FINAL.pdf

My guess is things won't be exact, but we should all hold EVERY politician accountable.

Finally - the whole socialism thing...get the @#(*$& over it. The lousy (but necessary) bailout that passed is more socialist than any program Obama wants to start. He is not for National Health Care (that was Hillary, for those paying attention). READ.

~ Pappy
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"Once in a while you can get shown the light in the strangest of places, if you look at it right." - Robert Hunter

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it occurred to me this morning

that Obama getting elected is more or less like the Berlin Wall coming down in terms of a classic photo op triumph over the forces of darkness. However, as we have seen, the fall of the Wall didn't bring paradise to Germany and it's not going to miraculously make our problems go away either. What it might do is give us a better shot at fixing them, and certainly of getting our own lives back free of surveillance, intimidation, and infringement of our liberties.

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