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  1.  (4005.61)
    @orwellseyes: In all honesty, you should have written that about the entirety of all things The View-related.
  2.  (4005.62)
    @Kosmopolit

    I always like to look at how the bookies are calling it for a sense of what states need to be won. Currently the best odds you'll get on Obama are 9-1 on with some pricing him at 25-1 on. McCain on the other hand is somewhere between 5-1 and 8-1 which are pretty long odds for a two horse race. Ladbrokes' Firewall Finder bet is an interesting one in terms of figuring out what states to watch.
    • CommentAuthorKosmopolit
    • CommentTimeOct 29th 2008
     (4005.63)
    "Now, 10 years later, I don't really see anything funny or amusing about it, and there was really nothing special about his term. Seems to me like he ran business as usual as far as the government is concerned."

    Pretty much the only thing I'll give Ventura credit for is that he proved it wasn't political suicide in the US to be an avowed atheist /agnostic.
  3.  (4005.64)
    Haven't seen this yet...

    How the Pennsylvania GOP is trying to shift the state for McCain: by telling Jews Obama will bring a second Holocaust.

    Ain't that some motherfuckin' moxie? Good LORD.
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      CommentAuthorrickiep00h
    • CommentTimeOct 29th 2008
     (4005.65)
    @Kosmo

    Oh yeah, I forgot about that one! Thinking about that, though, makes me wonder how many state (and even federal) legislators and leaders are not of the religious persuasion. A fair amount, I'd bet. Religion is one of those issues that really isn't an issue until someone makes it one. It's like the whole "Holy hell, Obama is a Muslim (but isn't really)!" thing. I could care less what the guy believes as long as he can lead and isn't a fanatic, you know? The only time people use religion in a political campaign is to get the xenophobia running rampant.
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      CommentAuthorLokiZero
    • CommentTimeOct 29th 2008
     (4005.66)
    I voted Kinky for Governor of Texas, so what do I know?
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      CommentAuthorvrbtm
    • CommentTimeOct 29th 2008
     (4005.67)
    At some point in the last 9 months, fivethirtyeight.com became the best political journalists out there. I think there's only two of them: making roadtrips across the country, describing what they see, analyzing coverage, doing the numbers, and looking deeper than anyone else I've read.

    Today, they found a demonstration turned ugly in Florida:
    After the rally, we witnessed a near-street riot involving the exiting McCain crowd and two Cuban-American Obama supporters. Tony Garcia, 63, and Raul Sorando, 31, were suddenly surrounded by an angry mob. There is a moment in a crowd when something goes from mere yelling to a feeling of danger, and that's what we witnessed. As photographers and police raced to the scene, the crowd elevated from stable to fast-moving scrum, and the two men were surrounded on all sides as we raced to the circle.
    They end up catching up with the two guys, and tell their story. It's a snapshot of political reality on a ground level. They don't generalize or reach for platitudes.

    There's also a handful of wonderful pieces where they visit campaign offices in Virginia and Ohio and elsewhere, capturing the moods of each team's effort. There's a ...strong contrast.
  4.  (4005.68)
    Floridians are stocking up on guns for fear Obama will come take them away in the night with his sekkrit Moslim freinds Bill Ayers and Jeremiah Wright.



    I have been to Florida. The one upside of global warming will be watching that place drown.
  5.  (4005.69)
    Regarding that slate piece, is there anyone who's been keeping a Godwin count for GOP ads in this race?
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      CommentAuthorSara 013
    • CommentTimeOct 29th 2008
     (4005.70)
    rickiep00h
    "Now, 10 years later, I don't really see anything funny or amusing about it, and there was really nothing special about his term. Seems to me like he ran business as usual as far as the government is concerned."

    Nothing special, indeed. Kind of showed, though, that even an assclown with a high school diploma (still can't figure out of he graduated from NHCC with a degree) can do the same "standard" "business as usual" job as a "real" politician....
    • CommentAuthorKosmopolit
    • CommentTimeOct 29th 2008 edited
     (4005.71)
    Scraped this off a random blog, with all the "McCainaics = nazis" posts going on I suppose I should disclose that I pretty much feel the same way:

    "I honestly don't care if that woman dies in horrible ways. Nor do I care what happens to her family"

    (Well okay maybe I would feel bad if something bad happened to her kids.)
    • CommentAuthorpi8you
    • CommentTimeOct 29th 2008
     (4005.72)
    (Well okay maybe I would feel bad if something bad happened to her kids.)

    Something bad's already happened, she's their mother!

    :rimshot:
    • CommentAuthorScottS
    • CommentTimeOct 29th 2008
     (4005.73)
    Ok, this is really funny.

    Obama quoted at a rally today:

    "Now, because he knows that his economic theories don't work, he's been spending these last few days calling me every name in the book. Lately he's called me a socialist for wanting to roll-back the Bush tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans so we can finally give tax relief to the middle class. I don't know what's next. By the end of the week he'll be accusing me of being a secret communist because I shared my toys in kindergarten. I shared my peanut butter and jelly sandwich."
    • CommentAuthorWinther
    • CommentTimeOct 29th 2008
     (4005.74)
    Yes! This is exactly the offensive (as in, the opposite of defensive) yet non-offensive (as in not being a fucking prick about it) stance I've wanted to see from the Obama campaign.
    • CommentAuthorRenThing
    • CommentTimeOct 29th 2008
     (4005.75)
    @ScottS

    Can I get a link to that? I'd love to repost it.
    • CommentAuthorScottS
    • CommentTimeOct 29th 2008
     (4005.76)
    @RenThing

    Here's the link. I think there is a video clip of that part too.
    • CommentAuthorWinther
    • CommentTimeOct 29th 2008
     (4005.77)
    Here.
  6.  (4005.78)
    "We must in all seriousness ask if Barack Hussein Obama could be a Muslim terrorist sympathizer or a Marxist mole. His closest friends include Communists, domestic and Muslim terrorists, racists and convicted felons. In his book Audacity of Hope, Barack Hussein Obama says, 'I will stand with the Muslims should the political winds shift in an ugly direction.'"

    -Victoria Jackson, former-comedian, current idiot.
  7.  (4005.79)
    I swoon when I hear Obama laugh.
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      CommentAuthorSara 013
    • CommentTimeOct 29th 2008
     (4005.80)
    Wow.
    Just visited her website.
    Kinda... crazy... minus the "kinda".

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