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asdjrocky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-21-08 02:21 PM
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Obama, bought & paid for-
Thats right. This politician has been bought and paid for. There are people out there that are going to be expecting some very special favors, and they will be coming to collect on 1/20/09, and he had better be ready to pay up.

Who are these people? Lobbyist for the oil companies? Big pharma? Financial interests? For the love of God, is it the dreaded trial lawyers, the un-American ACLU? Defense contractors?

Nope. Not so much. Its us. The US of A. The American people. Thats right, I personally own a piece of the Obama Presidency, a whopping 175.00 to be exact, and I do expect him to pay up. I am the special interest he is now beholding to and I want quid pro quo. I want favors for my money, I want influence in high places, I want what is due to me.

At no other time in history have the American people so bought a President. At no other time in history have the American people been the special interest group, and now we are. Small donations from you, from me, from our next door neighbors and friends and family have supported this candidate and we are all looking forward to our payoff.

Universal health insurance. Thats right, it was probably someone named BobbySue from Arkansas that made sure Obama would come through on that promise with her generous donation of 100 big ones. (I mean dollars.) Thats a bill she bought and paid for, and like all good politicians Obama will make sure BobbySue and the rest of us get what we deserve. You know those politicians, always doing favors for the big money special interests.

An end to the war. Finally! I believe it was Nick from Detroit that paid off Obama to make sure this one happens. His 25 bucks made sure we would pull our troops out of Iraq in a safe and orderly fashion and restore our credibility in the world. Thanks Nick! Its a good thing Obama is so easy to bribe.

Fair taxes and help for the working class? It was probably Susan in Seattle that bought us this one with her 85 dollars. Thanks Susan! Now, because Obama is once again bought and paid for, hes going to have to come through on rolling back the Bush tax cuts for the rich and making the countries tax system work for not just the rich, but all of us. Way to go Susan.

Obama is the first President bought by the special interest that is the American people. We are the special interest this time, and its our agenda for once, that he must follow.

And that, is a good thing. For the first time, Im glad well have a President that can be bought, especially since we have been the ones buying his influence.

The American citizen, the ultimate special interest.


What do you think I could get for this sweet potato pie?


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kestrel91316 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-21-08 02:25 PM
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1. The United States of America, a nation of the Little People, by the
Little People, and for the Little People.

I can't wait to be able to say: WE run things now!!
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asdjrocky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-21-08 02:27 PM
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4. Think about it, we've got this one.
It just amazes me that over 600,000 people donated for the first time in September.
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juno jones Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-21-08 02:29 PM
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8. My husband is one of those
went from unconcerned to rabid dem in the last 9 months. I'm sure he's not the only one.
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asdjrocky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-21-08 02:55 PM
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29. That's what is just wild about this.
People that have never cared before, now care. I have an ex that I haven't talked to in years call me the other day and asked what I thought because she knew I was always more into politics than she was. She was ready to vote the straight Dem ticket, and all she needed was a gentle nudge.

I've never seen anything like this.
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RayOfHope Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-21-08 03:11 PM
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31. My husband is one of those as well n/t
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AndyA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-21-08 02:25 PM
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2. I was ready to hit the alert button, and then I saw it was you, Rocky!
And I agree, Obama is a bought and paid for politician. Bought and paid for by the people of the United States of America, the largest special interest group in the country!

:thumbsup:
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asdjrocky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-21-08 02:28 PM
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7. Hey Andy!
Great to see you, how's it feel to be a big wig for once?
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wvbygod Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-21-08 02:36 PM
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13. Alert?
What in there is worth bothering a mod over? And why would it matter who the author
is if it is alertable? Would the same words NOT be welcome from a newbie?

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AndyA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-21-08 02:40 PM
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22. After reading just the first paragraph, I thought for certain it must be
a right winger who got lost and wanted to cause trouble. I don't always bother to read the rest of those type of posts, as they are a waste of time.

Hitting the alert button is the best way to deal with that.

While reading the second paragraph, I looked to see who initiated the post. Rocky is one of the good guys here at DU, so I knew to finish reading, and that he had a point to make.
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wvbygod Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-21-08 02:47 PM
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27. I admire your honesty
So many others would try to mask prejudice with platitudes. Thank you.
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lamp_shade Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-21-08 02:27 PM
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3. This is beautiful. I'm keeping it for future good use. Thanks.
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asdjrocky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-21-08 02:34 PM
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12. Thanks!
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lizzieforkerry Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-21-08 02:28 PM
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5. For my $200, I expect to get...
Edited on Tue Oct-21-08 02:28 PM by lizzieforkerry
a reinstatement of the constitution. When that happens, you can thank me. :bounce:
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asdjrocky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-21-08 02:29 PM
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10. Making note.
And I'm thanking you for that one now. That was a biggie.
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my2sense Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-21-08 02:28 PM
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6. Cosign
I'm so tired of mKKKain whining about all the money that Obama has and how he can't compete. I was like WTH - he's complaining about funding that Obama received from citizens of the US but he's trying to get donations from Russia? I'm amazed at the number of people that are willing to listen to his lies.
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asdjrocky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-21-08 02:31 PM
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11. Soon, he's just going to be like that weird Uncle that sits in the corner mumbling to himself.
He can smell his own irrelevance coming, and it drives him nuts.
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Alter Ego Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-21-08 02:29 PM
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9. Barack Obama is in the pocket of Big People.
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bagimin Donating Member (945 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-21-08 09:23 PM
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51. Hey..I like that..Big People
I wanna be a lobbyist.
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-21-08 02:37 PM
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14. Excellent! 5 bucks for
your pie! :9
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asdjrocky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-21-08 02:39 PM
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19. Hey zidzi, just send that 5 along to our man in DC.
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1776Forever Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-21-08 02:37 PM
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15. Wow that pie looks fantastic! Care to share the recipe? Great post!
Edited on Tue Oct-21-08 02:38 PM by 1776Forever
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asdjrocky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-21-08 02:38 PM
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16. Sure.
All ya gotta do is google, sweet potato pie picture. Then... well, you know the rest.
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1776Forever Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-21-08 02:46 PM
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26. I thought that would be the recipe - lol
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mtnsnake Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-21-08 02:39 PM
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17. Well said, Rocky
An end to the war. Finally!


That is going to be sweet. My wife and I made an investment in him, too, and each day we're prouder and prouder that we did.
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asdjrocky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-21-08 02:42 PM
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24. Funny how usually we're told to fall in love in the primaries...
Then fall in line for the general. I don't feel like I'm falling in line at all, I really, really like this guy. Great to see ya by the way, you ol' snake!
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mtnsnake Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-21-08 03:13 PM
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35. You and I feel the same way, then, bro
because I really really like this guy, too. I would love to have a beer with him, I'd love to take a hike with him, I'd love to go fishing with him, I'd love to sit around a campfire with him or whatever. He's the kind of guy you'd just love to have as a best friend or a family member. Is he cool or what.
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nc4bo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-21-08 02:39 PM
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18. A hearty k&r!!! This is the best thing my money could ever buy. High hopes baby! nt
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asdjrocky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-21-08 02:46 PM
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25. Looking good, feeling good, baby!
The times they are a-changing.
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greenmutha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-21-08 02:39 PM
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20. K&R
Great post! :thumbsup:
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asdjrocky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-21-08 03:02 PM
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30. Thanks!
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Triana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-21-08 02:40 PM
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21. Youbetcha honey. Gonna send that man more money too....
...before it's all over.
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4lbs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-21-08 02:41 PM
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23. A candidate beholden to the special interests... of the people!
n/t
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RollWithIt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-21-08 02:51 PM
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28. Hmmmm, I think FDR owned the American People for the 32 election...
He delivered. Now it's time for Obama to get me some pie. Cherry! Now!
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markevil Donating Member (111 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-21-08 03:12 PM
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32. I finally want peace on earth and goodwill toward men...
Cliched but still true..
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asdjrocky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-21-08 03:19 PM
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37. I like that one!
And welcome to DU :hi:!
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markevil Donating Member (111 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-21-08 03:57 PM
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40. thank you... glad to be here
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markevil Donating Member (111 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-21-08 03:57 PM
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41. thank you... glad to be here
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FlyingSquirrel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-21-08 03:12 PM
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33. Niiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiice. k/r
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asdjrocky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-21-08 03:51 PM
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39. Hiya Squirrel!
Thanks!
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joop Donating Member (344 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-21-08 03:12 PM
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34. great job
k& r
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asdjrocky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-21-08 04:15 PM
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42. Thanks joop.
Love the sig.
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Laelth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-21-08 03:16 PM
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36. Finally ... bought an paid for ... by US.
As it turns out, collectively, we have a lot of money.

hehe

I'm loving this election.

-Laelth
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asdjrocky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-21-08 08:36 PM
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50. Yep, we're the big wigs this time.
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Window Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-21-08 03:46 PM
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38. K/R.
:kick:
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prolesunited Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-21-08 04:18 PM
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43. Boiled down
that would make a great campaign commercial, especially with some huge crowd shots.
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asdjrocky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-21-08 04:34 PM
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44. Lol, I could actually see that.
That preview guys voice says..."Barack Obama... another bought and paid for politician" as we pan crowds of people, people just like us, at one of his rallies. End it with, "Barack Obama, bought and paid for by the American people, and he'll never forget it."

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prolesunited Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-21-08 06:54 PM
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47. That really is an excellent idea
You should e-mail the campaign.
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crankychatter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-21-08 04:57 PM
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45. k/r - send it up, people - NT
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asdjrocky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-21-08 07:40 PM
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49. Thanks crankychatter.
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kimmerspixelated Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-21-08 05:21 PM
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46. Alright!
It's the PEOPLE's PIE! Great Post!
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asdjrocky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-21-08 07:24 PM
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48. The Peoples Pie.... I like that a lot.
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Willo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-21-08 09:53 PM
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52. K&R
Great OP!

I love the commercial idea as well as "Big People"

I'm part of the Special Interest PAC (People Are Contributing)
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asdjrocky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-21-08 11:16 PM
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53. Thanks!
I like the (People Are Contributing) thing.
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Hestia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-22-08 01:28 AM
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54. I'm Keri Ann from Arkansas and my DH & I have given $500 very hard earned
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asdjrocky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-22-08 07:47 AM
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59. Thanks Keri Ann!
Obama approves that endorsement.
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boppers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-22-08 02:53 AM
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55. Hey, who was the little guy who made sure we'd have a national CTO?
Was it maybe that Eric Schmidt dude, who put the reputation of his company in the spotlight, because he knew we needed more transparency and efficiencies of technology?
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-22-08 06:16 AM
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56.  Next installment payments will come due in about 31/2 years!
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Guava Jelly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-22-08 06:27 AM
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57. Nice read.
:applause:
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olegramps Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-22-08 07:41 AM
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58. Very well thought out, Thanks. Gramps
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olegramps Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-22-08 08:05 AM
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60. Obama will have his hands full.
I hope that the American people, his lobby, realizes that the situation that the PNAC neo-con Republicans have put us in will not be solved overnight. I only pray that their enthusiasm will not wane and that we will stay the course. The Limbaughs, O'Reillies and , Hannities will only intensify their message of hatred and division.

It is for that reason that I also pray for a Democrat majority in congress. This is something that I normally would not desire to see. I think that in more normal times a president of one party and congress of the other has some advantages of checks and balance. But times are indeed desperate. The first priority is to get the hell out of Iraq and establish a world wide unity against terrorism.

It is imperative that should, with our allies, demand the Palestinians and Israelis stop the ridiculous nonsense and come to terms. This situation is a major factor in the breeding of terrorism and one that has been totally neglected by the Bush administration. In fact they have feed off of it. We must be careful that we are not drawn into fighting proxy war for Israel. No, I am not anti-Semitic only we must take a balance position in dealing with the situation and not inflame hatred for our nation by seeming to regard the welfare of one side at the expense of the other.
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asdjrocky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-22-08 08:29 AM
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61. You make some really good points here.
I'd like to see him tackle the "war on drugs" that has 50% of the people in prison for non-violent drug crimes.
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