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Name: Gary Sartori
Gender: Male
Hometown: Windsor Locks
Home country: USA
Current location: Connecticut, or as I call it, hell!!
Member since: Tue Feb 15, 2011, 10:27 PM
Number of posts: 971

About Me

My name is Gary, and I am somewhat of a political junkie. My mother was a liberal, my father, conservative. I am more of a moderate, but cannot stand the way the Republican party has been hijacked by the far right!! Big Bill and Hillary Clinton supporter!! Interests include weather, politics, sports, poker and late 60's and 70's music!!

Journal Archives

Tell me climate change isn't happening!!!

This story made me cringe with fear!!


http://www.grist.org/news/if-youre-27-or-younger-youve-never-experienced-a-colder-than-average-month/
Posted by center rising | Fri Nov 16, 2012, 05:41 PM (1 replies)

My next door neighbor is voting for Romney, here's why!!

Was talking with my next door neighbor this morning, just back from a six month tour of duty in Germany, and he told me he was voting for Mitt Romney. After I got over the shock of that little announcement, (He's an independent, who usually votes Democrat), I asked him why he would do just a stupid thing. He told me that he agreed with Romney assertion about the 47% of Americans being lazy, and want the government to bail them out.

I told him he was wrong about the 47%, and I told him most Americans are hard working and that Romney's policies would hurt the majority of Americans. Medicare and social security would be phased out, the deficit would balloon out of control, RoeVWade would be overturned, and a whole host of other things would affect the middle class and poor!!

He told me that Obama had four years to fix things and he has done a horrible job at doing so. I told him the Republicans in Congress has obstructed everything Obama has tried to do He said that didn't make any difference seeing that the Senate and the presidency were Democratically controlled, and Obama could have put through anything he wanted!! I told him that the Republicans filibustered Obama for 4 years.

Then the truth came out. Seems those men in Germany he was over there with convinced him that Obama was this evil, nasty socialist BLACK MAN, who had to be stopped at all costs!! I called him a racist!! With that, he became angry and slammed the door in my face.

Is there any reason to try to talk to him again, or should I just ignore him and cancel his vote by voting Obama?? My neighbor seems like a reasonable man, who has just been listening to the wrong people. It's just absolutely insane that we have people in this country and abroad who think like this.
Posted by center rising | Sun Oct 14, 2012, 12:01 PM (66 replies)

My latest electoral college numbers

In my latest thinking for the electoral college, Barack Obama has made some gains over Mitt Romney, and I have only one state that I call a tossup. Here are my latest numbers.


Obama states; Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New York, Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Jersey, DC, Maryland, Illinois, Minnesota, Michigan, Wisconsin, Iowa, Ohio, Virginia, New Mexico, Colorado, Nevada, Washington, Oregon, California and Hawaii. 25 states, plus DC for 303 electoral votes

Romney states; Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Utah, Arizona, Wyoming, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, Arkansas, Missouri, Tennessee, Kentucky, Louisiana, South Carolina, North Carolina, West Virginia, Indiana. 24 states, 206 electoral votes

One tossup state; Florida. 29 electoral votes.

Agree/Disagree???
Posted by center rising | Sun Jul 22, 2012, 11:34 PM (29 replies)

Russia sending attack helicopter shipment to Syria says Hillary Clinton.

If true, this is an ugly turn in an already ugly conflict.

http://www.news.yahoo.com/blogs/lookout/russia-attack-helicopters-syria-hillary-clinton-191518289.html
Posted by center rising | Tue Jun 12, 2012, 05:55 PM (0 replies)

Romney can't quit Trump proves to me he is a coward!!!

All Mitt has to say is Barack Obama was born in the US and distance himself from the birther nutjob himself, but he won't do it. I hope Trump latches on to Romney and dogs him for the rest of the campaign. All this does is make Romney look like a coward and very weak!! Mitt Romney has no soul, no backbone, nothing. I feel more and more confident with each passing day that the Romney campaign will do down in history as one of the worst campaigns ever.
Posted by center rising | Wed May 30, 2012, 12:47 PM (1 replies)

Think there is no such thing as global warming??!! Read this!!

Great article by Dr. Jeff Masters. Says it all!!!!

http://www.wunderground.com/blog/JeffMasters/article.html
Posted by center rising | Wed May 9, 2012, 11:59 PM (6 replies)

Jon Huntsman disses GOP, says Reagan couldn't win in today's GOP environment!!

Huntsman took some shots at Mitt Romney, saying his foreign policy on China makes no sense. Says Romney has to campaign less on fear, come up with some bold solutions to the country's problems, and provide a positive alternative to Obama.

Read more here!!

http://www.buzzfeed.com/zekejmiller/jon-huntsman-trashes-gop-expresses-campaign-regre
Posted by center rising | Sun Apr 22, 2012, 10:41 PM (15 replies)

Charles Payne wants to "Throw Up" over unemployment report.

The idiot was on Fox business channel channel this morning with Stuart Varney, talking about the unemployment numbers, calling the report some of the worst job growth he has seen. Funny isn't it!! Only Fox Noise would call adding 120,000 jobs and the unemployment rate falling to 8.2% bad news. Shows how really desperate they are to want to defeat that "Socialist Kenyan" in the fall.
Posted by center rising | Fri Apr 6, 2012, 10:02 AM (5 replies)

Why would anyone want to cut funding for the National Weather Service??

President Obama has threatened to cut funding, the GOP has also. The NWS does tremendous work and has improved in lead times for tornadoes and other severe weather alerts. It makes no sense to cut funding for a government operation that actually helps people. Please, don't cut this vital program!!


http://www.examiner.com/weather-in-cleveland/president-obama-threatening-to-cut-the-budget-of-the-national-weather-service
Posted by center rising | Thu Mar 1, 2012, 12:21 AM (14 replies)

My electoral map as of 2/13.

As of Feb.13th, I have Obama winning the following states. Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, DC, Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Illinois, Iowa, Colorado, New Mexico, Washington, Oregon, California and Hawaii. Total, 266 electoral votes

I have the Republican, either Romney or Santorum winning the following; Alaska, Montana, Idaho, Nevada, Wyoming, Utah, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, Arkansas, Missouri, Indiana, West Virginia, Kentucky, Tennessee, South Carolina. Total; 186 electoral votes.


Tossups; Arizona, Florida, Ohio, Virginia, North Carolina.



This is how I see it so far!! What about you??

Update this as the election gets closer.
Posted by center rising | Tue Feb 14, 2012, 12:14 AM (14 replies)
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