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Name: David
Gender: Male
Hometown: New England
Home country: USA
Current location: London, back next week to vote
Member since: Sun Aug 12, 2012, 08:20 AM
Number of posts: 384

About Me

Back in the UK, for a few days, back to the Boston area next week. Will vote in the USA, absentee or otherwise.

Journal Archives

Colbert I. King: "Racism could sway the election"

Credit R. Wallace “Wally” Hudson, chairman of the Mecklenburg County (Va.) Republican Committee, with demonstrating how new social media platforms can broadcast ancient hates. The Post reported this week that the countyGOP’s Facebook page had displayed for months photos portraying President Obama as a witch doctor, a caveman and a drug dealer.


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Baylor University assistant professor Mia Moody did a study of social media stereotyping of Barack and Michelle Obama; her findings appeared in the journal New Media & Culture.


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Moody observed that, while the group professed to dislike Obama not because of his race, most comments on the page attacked the president “personally with racial slurs.” Just one example: “Obama needs to step down and go back to Africa with the rest of the coons!! He’s nothing but a jigaboo and spear chucker!!”


http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/colbert-king-racism-through-social-media/2012/09/28/3ddb1c86-0966-11e2-a10c-fa5a255a9258_story.html

Has anyone spoken in the UN with a bomb diagram?

Just asking. Don't you think this guy is a bit of an exhibitionist fear-monger?

I think I am watching a moment we will all remember, when Prime Minister Netanyahu held up a diagram of a bomb and asked for the world to stop Iran from all research and weapons development forever.

The ONLY logical way to stop a nation from all research and weapons development forever is to obliterate that nation.

Does America share that goal?

DPR Jones, some self revelations from an admirable atheist.

- my issues with religion



If God Weren't Invisible

If God Weren't Invisible

"Every breath you take...every move you make...every bond you break...every step you take...I'll be watching you." ~ God (and Sting)

A great point made in a conversation I had with LiveLife8072 and NegationofP is that believers don't act like God is there, watching them. They act appropriately when someone real walks in and catches them in a compromising situation, like masturbating or something, but God was already supposed to be there. Perhaps this is a sign that, deep down, they don't truly believe.





I think this would be offensive to many, so I posted it here. I doubt it will offend anyone here.

Wrong Direction's "Disclosure" - A Full Frontal Freedom production



A parody based on One Direction's hit song, "What Makes You Beautiful".

Full Frontal Freedom is a coalition of independent artists and media folks using our creativity to promote civic engagement. Join the community, and check us out online.

Lyrics:
You're insecure
Some Say a Bore
Morally bankrupt but you profited some mo - oh - ore
Outsourcing jobs
Bain cover up
Two years of tax returns really ain't enough

Everyone else on TV can see it
Everyone else but Fox News

Romney you lie to voters like no body else
Your SuperPAC giant size gets Dems overwhelmed
But when you smile at your wealth it ain't hard tell
You won't show
What you're hiding down below

If only we saw what Ann could see
We'd understand avoiding Maddow so desperately
You change positions for elections, what should I believe
You won't show

What you're hiding down below oh oh
You have got to disclose

So c c c'mon
The Right is Wrong
You'll be exposed as a fraud
Before too lo-ong
I don't know why
you're telling lies
You made billions by firing the "Average Guy"

Everyone else on TV can see it
Everyone else but Fox News

Romney you lie to voters like no body else
Your SuperPAC giant size gets Dems overwhelmed
But when you smile at your wealth it ain't hard tell
You won't show
What you're hiding down below

If only we saw what Ann could see
We'd understand avoiding Maddow so desperately
You change positions for elections, what should I believe?
You won't show
What you're hiding down below
Oh oh oh
You have got to disclose

nah nah nah nah

Romney you lie to voters like no body else
Your SuperPAC giant size gets Dems overwhelmed
I'll bet I'll smile once I see your "off shore accounts"

Romney you lie to voters like no body else
Your SuperPAC giant size gets Dems overwhelmed
But when you smile at your wealth it ain't hard tell
You won't show
What you're hiding down below

If only we saw what Ann could see
We'd understand avoiding Maddow so desperately
You change positions for elections, what should I believe?
You won't show
What you're hiding down below

You have got to disclose
You have got to disclose

Europe Shocked At Romney’s Speech On US Ambassador’s Death (VIDEO)

World View with Denis Campbell, Editor-in-Chief of UK Progressive Magazine, looks at European reaction to the US Ambassador killing, and reaction to Mitt Romney's bizarre and outrageous attach on President Obama regarding the embassy attacks.

Did we have a "where you you 11 years ago"? forum today?

If so, please re-direct me if you know where it is.

I was in the tallest tower building in a major Boston area University. We were ordered out of the building as soon as it was known that two planes from Boston were unaccounted for.

Southern whites troubled by Romney's wealth, religion

(Reuters) - Sheryl Harris, a voluble 52-year-old with a Virginia drawl, voted twice for George W. Bush. Raised Baptist, she is convinced -- despite all evidence to the contrary -- that President Barack Obama, a practicing Christian, is Muslim.

So in this year's presidential election, will she support Mitt Romney? Not a chance.

"Romney's going to help the upper class," said Harris, who earns $28,000 a year as activities director of a Lynchburg senior center. "He doesn't know everyday people, except maybe the person who cleans his house."

She'll vote for Obama, she said: "At least he wasn't brought up filthy rich."


WHERE OLD AND NEW SOUTH COLLIDE

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/09/11/us-usa-election-poll-bible-belt-idUSBRE88A05H20120911

Canadian the only illegal alien caught in U.S. fake-voter dragnet

Source: The Globe and Mail

But after months of searching, only one alien falsely claiming to be a U.S. citizen has been caught, charged and convicted in Florida. It turns out he is a Canadian, a man who registered and voted in at least two presidential elections while masquerading as a citizen so he could also buy and “bear arms,” that other right cherished by many Americans.

Josef Sever, 52, won’t be voting in Florida this November, though. He pleaded guilty on Aug. 30 in federal court in Miami to multiple felony charges of falsely attesting to be a U.S. citizen and illegally voting. Three days after the Nov. 6 election, when Americans will choose between giving Barack Obama a second term or sending Republican challenger Mitt Romney to the White House, Mr. Sever will be sentenced.

He faces up to five years in prison before his long-running scam passing as a U.S. citizen ends with deportation back to Canada.

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That the effort has only netted Mr. Sever so far has led to some considerable lampooning of Mr. Scott by liberal commentators. Under pressure from the governor, the state’s electoral officials had initially flagged more than 180,000 names (many of them Hispanic-sounding) for checking. All but 2,600 of those initially flagged – some of whom turned out to be not only citizens, but military veterans with service in Afghanistan and Iraq – were quickly determined to be bonafide citizens and restored to the voter rolls.

Read more: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/world/us-election/canadian-the-only-illegal-alien-caught-in-us-fake-voter-dragnet/article4531032/



Discuss this news as you like, as I laugh my A** off with this former Austrian now Canadian citizen gun-toting nut pretended to be an American citizen to vote in 2004 and 2008, (perhaps other elections). I'm SURE he voted for Obama, right???????

The poor man cannot meet his $50,000 bail and will stay in jail awaiting sentencing in November, (when he will NOT be voting nor carrying his gun!)

THE RACE IS ON; Obama's Lead Increases, Warren and Brown in Dead Heat

Source: PR NEWSWIRE

BOSTON, Sept. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In the days following the Democratic Convention President Obama has extended his lead over former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney to 16 points (56 percent to 40 percent with 9% undecided) according to a Kimball Political Consulting survey of "likely voters" in Massachusetts.
Senator Scott Brown has less than a 1 point lead over Democrat Elizabeth Warren (46 percent to 45 percent) with 9 percent undecided. The figure is well within the survey's 3.5 percent margin of error.
While pundits often suggest that conventions have little effect on voters these results contradict that assumption," explained Spencer Kimball, a Republican Strategist who conducted the poll. Compared to an earlier survey of the "most likely to vote" population two weeks before the convention Obama gained 5 points while Brown dropped by 5 immediately after the Democratic convention.
"Both Senator Brown and Elizabeth Warren are carrying very high favorability rating at over 50% each. This may be the result of both campaigns' pledge to keep outside money from buying negative ads," said Kimball.
There had been questions going into the Republican Convention regarding whether Senator Brown would take the podium, but citing a conflict with his duty as a reservist with the Army National Guard he did not make a speech. Elizabeth Warren spoke prior to President Bill Clinton on Wednesday night of the Democrat Convention...........
The statewide survey of 756 Massachusetts likely voters was conducted over the weekend of September 7, 8 and 9, 2012, using automated telephone interviews of landline and cell phone users. The margin of error is +/- 3.5 percent at a 95 percent level of confidence. Frequencies and full cross-tabulation data are available on the www.kimballpc.com website.

Read more: http://www.sys-con.com/node/2355364



I hope more women of Massachusetts wake up to the difference between these two candidates. Scott Brown's views do NOT represent them!

In his latest ad, Brown claims FULL CREDIT for introducing an anti-insider trading bill for members of Congress, we all know how weak it is, and that he was NOT the ONLY sponsor.
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