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    [Society] Re: President Obama Wins! Now What?

    ok, my 2 cents on prop 8....I supported it.

    you can argue that marriage is a "religious" institution, not a political one, and it's been around for centuries, long before the government of America...
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    [Politics] Re: President Obama Wins! Now What?

    congratulations to President-elect Obama, as someone who was favoring McCain, I will gladly support our new President, even though I will certainly not agree with him in many occasion. That's what...
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    [Politics] Re: Venezuela to develop nuclear energy with Russia

    like I said, I don't have any issue with Russia re-asserting their power, and for that matter, any country...whether it's Iran, North Korea, Venezuela, or whoever.

    I'm a realist, I see the world...
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    [Politics] Re: United States Presidential Election Thread

    hmm...I haven't been keeping up with the news lately, so I have to look up McCain's alleged "lefty" policies....if that's the case, what the hell is he thinking? He needs to stay consistent.

    As...
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    [Politics] Re: United States Presidential Election Thread

    lately I've been turned off with how the McCain campaign is going, and I've avoided the election since last week (well, I've read a few articles.....but it's almost unbearable).



    I've always...
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    [Economy] Re: Economic Crisis 2008

    whoa, that's a long article...I'll read the rest of it when I get home later tonight.


    I remember that the only real reason why FDR managed to overcome the Great Depression, wasn't really so much...
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    [Politics] Re: Venezuela to develop nuclear energy with Russia

    So you deny that Russia is asserting it's power?

    I'm not saying we need to engage in war ("cold war" does not necessarily imply actual, physical war)...I'm merely observing that in fact, Russia is...
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    [Politics] Re: United States Presidential Election Thread

    THIS is a thoughtful post. Astonishing on so many levels.

    Now, if you can support your claim, with evidence, that she is the MOST "underqualified" VP candidate in history, then perhaps I'll give...
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    [Politics] Re: United States Presidential Election Thread

    we won't be in a depression, because the only thing that it will affect immediately are those who heavily invested in the subprime mortgage business, a majority of which are banks, and which also...
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    [Politics] Re: United States Presidential Election Thread

    wait, what? I don't get it.

    Democrats as in, those in the House and Senate. If you want specifics, I'm referring to people such as Pelosi and Harry Reid.

    btw, did you actually go through all my...
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    [Politics] Re: United States Presidential Election Thread

    ok, since we're in the business of analyzing other people's quotes, let me add my 2 cents.

    what redcometfm said was:



    a more objective interpretation of his quote, without taking it out of...
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    [Politics] Re: United States Presidential Election Thread

    my apologies...I mis-read your comment.

    as to the Gwen Ifill controversy...hmm, if McCain already expressed his approval, then I guess it's a non-issue. Fair enough.

    Besides, I've watched her...
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    [Politics] Re: United States Presidential Election Thread

    let's have a serious debate as to how Kucinich's request for impeachment has any merit. I can argue that he doesn't have a case.

    Clinton lied under oath, while in office, which is an impeachable...
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    [Politics] Re: United States Presidential Election Thread

    The drop in oil prices sure is a good thing, although that simply means that everyone in the world (not just America) is hurting. Thus, less people can afford gas...less demand for oil = price drop....
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    [Politics] Re: United States Presidential Election Thread

    Pelosi wants to blame Republicans, as always....why does she still have a job, is what I'm wondering..


    here are the facts:

    more than two-thirds of Republicans and 40 percent of Democrats...
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    [Politics] Venezuela to develop nuclear energy with Russia

    Let me just say, in short, that Russia is overtly trying to re-assert its power, and they're taking advantage now, since America is currently at a weakened position, both economically, and...
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    [Economy] Re: Economic Crisis 2008

    @mrcongojack:

    You support the idea of regulation. I disagree...part of the reason why we're in this mess in the first place is that, we told banks to make unnecessary and "risky" loans to buyers,...
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    [Discussion] Re: 12/21/12 - The Rapture?

    None of this are true.

    If I remember correctly from what I've learned in Latin American History, there are two or maybe three theories to this.

    The first is that the Mayans thought that "time"...
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    [Politics] Re: United States Presidential Election Thread

    I said Obama was equating this crisis to the Great Depression, not Democrats....I try hard not to lump people together...from what I understand, there are a lot of Democrats and Republicans against...
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    [Discussion] N. Korea plans to reverse disarmament, CSM

    with rumors going around that Kim Jong Il is either ill, some even say he's probably already dead, North Korea is undergoing lots of changes, and there's hints that the current stance of N. Korea in...
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    [Economy] The economic crisis in a nutshell, OP-ED

    This is the most politically un-correct way to explain the current mess we're in, but it seems to me the only explanation that's saying it how it is.

    and you won't hear it from the mainstream...
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    [Politics] Re: United States Presidential Election Thread

    Yes, under Clinton's watch, and under Bush's watch, both allowed attacks to happen....Bush inherited the biggest possible attack, which is 9/11.

    The fact that bin Laden has been contemplating the...
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    [Politics] Re: United States Presidential Election Thread

    I take "smear" to mean, a deliberate act to slander....whether or not the target's reputation is ruined or not, does not take away the fact that that person was being slandered.

    but yeah, I don't...
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    [Politics] Re: United States Presidential Election Thread

    I recommend this site for polls...they have several different polls, not just CNNs', updated frequently:

    RealClearPolitics

    it's hard to tell, in some polls, Obama is up, while on others, it's...
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    [Politics] Re: United States Presidential Election Thread

    Ok, so Palin is much more popular among the Republican base, she's a social conservative and appeals heavily towards the evangelicals. It's no secret that McCain isn't that popular with his base,...
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    [Politics] Re: United States Presidential Election Thread

    all the above. Obama is trying to make the argument that McCain is out of touch (with the economy, even not up to speed on electronics), and essentially, as you mentioned, it's to say that McCain is...
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    [Politics] Re: United States Presidential Election Thread

    Oh I see where this is going...

    either Obama was not aware about McCain's wartime injuries, and decided to attack McCain on the "age" issue..

    OR, Obama is aware of McCain's injuries, and went...
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    [Politics] Re: United States Presidential Election Thread

    @mrcongojack and manu:

    thanks, I appreciate that you both acknowledge Olbermann's negativity (well, that's kind of the obvious).

    I don't listen to O'reilly either, to be honest. But it's...
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    [Politics] Re: United States Presidential Election Thread

    let's just say that, when McCain supporters attack Obama negatively, they're relatively small compared to when the entire mainstream media, plus the left-wing blogosphere, and Obama supporters, all...
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    [Politics] Re: United States Presidential Election Thread

    I forgot to mention that before we invaded Iraq, Saddam made it appear as though he was hiding WMDs. It turns out he was bluffing. Experts was baffled by Saddam's behavior, of why he led Americans...
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    [Discussion] Kim Jong Il, Dead?

    Not sure if this is a rumor, but according to Professor Toshimitsu Shigemura, a North Korean expert, he claims that Kim Jong Il might have died of diabetes, since 2003, and that over the last few...
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    [Politics] Re: Why Ayers Matters, by neo-neocon

    did you read the piece?

    I don't care either about Ayer's terrorist past....we probably will never know whether Obama was aware, was sympathetic to Ayer's terrorist leanings, or what not.

    But...
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    [Politics] Re: United States Presidential Election Thread

    @manu:

    McCain was techincally correct assuming the war in Iraq will be won easily.....where he was wrong was in assuming we'll secure the peace just as easy.....it turns out to be wrong.

    former...
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    [Politics] Why Ayers Matters, by neo-neocon

    It is amazing to me why the mainstream media is so legally curious about Palin's so-called, "trooper" scandal, yet they overlook, or ignore, or understate, or underreport, whatever verb you want to...
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    [Politics] Re: United States Presidential Election Thread

    @Nomad Soul:

    that's the first post you've written that I fully appreciate. It was fair, and you brought up very valid points.

    We can agree to disagree on a lot of the things you've mentioned. I...
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    Sticky: [Info] Re: Recommended News Websites

    No....I have a life. lol

    I read news headlines in the morning, probably another few headlines before I go to bed.



    none taken.
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    Sticky: [Info] Re: Recommended News Websites

    ^Is that sarcasm?

    yes, I read from all angles. There's so many false information, and it's coming from both sides. I won't lie to you.


    But I am naturally right-leaning, and so my posts...
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    [Politics] Re: Should Sarah Palin's Daughter's Pregnancy be off Limits?

    To understand why this kind of attack is despicable, it is imperative to first acknowledge as to how this whole thing started.

    Daily Kos went ahead with a story that is unsubstantiated, that...
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    [Fall] Re: College Football Thread

    I'll try to keep up with college football this year, although with a hectic schedule, I'll be limited to focusing only on the PAC10, since I live in this region.

    I think USC has a shot at a BCS...
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    [Politics] Re: United States Presidential Election Thread

    Yeah, that's the irony. The first line of attack Democrats leveled at McCain's choice of VP is that, he chose Palin purely because she was a woman, so she can steal some of the Hillary supporters,...
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    [Politics] Re: United States Presidential Election Thread

    Out of all the above you mentioned, the closest comparison is the Ted Stevens one....yes, it appears Palin benefitted from Alaska's corrupt political system, just as Obama, as hard as I assume he...
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    [Politics] Re: United States Presidential Election Thread

    dude, did you not read my post? I already mentioned this. Jake Tapper of ABC reported about this, and I provided a link that argued against Tapper's sloppy reporting.

    Are you aware at all that...
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    [Politics] US hands over Anbar to Iraqi control

    This is such a HUGE story, so why is the media dead silent about it?

    from the NYTimes.


    Note: all of the emphasis, in bold, are mines.
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    [Politics] Re: United States Presidential Election Thread

    Regarding the youtube clip about Palin apparently laughing at her political rival on a radio show, here's an Op-Ed discussing the incident in its full context:

    click here

    I agree with the above...
  45. [Politics] Foreign Affairs Magazine: "How to Leave a Stable Iraq"

    Regardless of your political opinion, this is a MUST-READ article...there's no excuse.



    It's a well balanced and non-partisan article, and is based thoroughly on facts on the ground.

    Click...
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    [Politics] Re: United States Presidential Election Thread

    Wow. You have so much hatred you have the audacity to bring up an obvious rumor. Even a very liberal, and frequently vitriolic Huffington Post is rejecting this garbage:

    see here.


    If the...
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    [Politics] Re: United States Presidential Election Thread

    Palin was chosen for at least these four important things:

    + as a social conservative, she will re-energize the Republican base which John McCain has alienated.

    + as a woman, there's a slight...
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    Sticky: [Society] Re: Religious Discussion and Q&A Thread

    we can go back far enough, and make a list of the pros and cons of religion, who persecuted who, etc.

    throughout history, it's fair to say, you'll find at least two likely events:

    + religious...
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    [Discussion] Re: 2008 Summer Olympics (Beijing)

    Barkley...wasn't he an MVP and in his prime, around the early 90's?

    Jordan, Bird, Magic, Barkley, these four can probably take on the Redeem Team starting Five....I'm not kidding.
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    [Politics] Re: United States Presidential Election Thread

    foreign experts expect that from al-Maliki, he is, like McCain and Obama, a politician. He's currently running for reelection, and appealing to his base. The message he is trying to send to his...
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