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Author: Raine    Date: 10/18/2012 13:04:43

For now, I ask that you read this update to this post I wrote on Monday. I am posting updates here as well as in my original post.

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77 comments (Latest Comment: 10/19/2012 11:49:27 by Raine)

Post-Debate Part Deux
Author: BobR    Date: 10/17/2012 12:41:57

Anyone who harbored doubts about President Obama's ability (and/or willingness) to take on Mitt Romney at the 2nd debate had those doubts washed away in the first 15 minutes. The president relentlessly pointed out the lies in Romney's statements and lack of specifics in his platforms. Romney's frustration was palpable, and desperation pushed him to be rude and overtly aggressive to the moderator and the President.

In fact, it wasn't so much about the good points that President Obama made - there were no real surprises there. The debate seemed to be more about how badly Mitt Romney did. President Obama came prepared to compare his record and plans against Romney's and Romney didn't like it. As the evening wore on, Romney became more desperate and frustrated, and it showed. He interrupted and disrespected both the moderator (Candy Crowley) and Obama. The end result was a contrast between a cool and collected president and a jackass.
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76 comments (Latest Comment: 10/17/2012 20:57:36 by clintster)

Ask A Vet
Author: TriSec    Date: 10/16/2012 10:15:52

Good Morning.

Today is our 4,027th day in Afghanistan.

We'll start this morning as we always do; with the latest casualty figures from our ongoing war, courtesy of Antiwar.com:

US Military Deaths - Afghanistan: 2,135
Other Military Deaths - Afghanistan: 1, 065

We find this morning's Cost of War passing through:

$ 1, 383, 278, 425, 000 .00

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137 comments (Latest Comment: 10/17/2012 12:54:57 by Raine)

Standing at a Crossroads to American Prosperity (updated 7x)
Author: Raine    Date: 10/15/2012 15:25:16

  (note from Raine: See Updates below)

This is an address:
45 North Hills Drive, Suite 100
Warrenton, VA 20186

It's the constituent address of Virginia State Senator Jill Holtzman Vogel of the 27th District of the Commonwealth of Virginia.
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6 comments (Latest Comment: 10/19/2012 02:18:07 by Raine)

The Trouble with Real ID and Voter ID Laws
Author: clintster    Date: 10/15/2012 11:21:19

It started as just another Saturday morning. My wife and I were driving to the DMV to have her driver’s license renewed. She had actually gone to renew in July, but because she didn’t have a birth certificate, she was given a temporary license while her home state sent it to her. She was aware that our state’s laws had changed and we needed more documents to renew, but as we arrived at the DMV, we would see just how far the rabbit hole went.
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79 comments (Latest Comment: 10/16/2012 20:01:27 by Raine)

Obama's Facts: Are They Real?
Author: velveeta jones    Date: 10/14/2012 15:20:47

You decide. I'm just asking the question like any good "journalist" would.

Obama claims that he was born in America in some city called Hawaii (sometimes spelled Hawai'i which sounds awfully muslim-ie dontcha think)? He has repeatedly tried to prove to important people like Donald Trump, Mitt Romney and Jeff Foxworthy that he is indeed an American and that this Hawaii city is for real, but most remain skeptical.
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6 comments (Latest Comment: 10/14/2012 23:58:01 by livingonli)

We are all Americans
Author: TriSec    Date: 10/13/2012 13:14:52

Good Morning....come with me on a bit of a journey today.

We'll start in Sicily, about 1908. A devastating earthquake levelled the city of Messina. Somehow, my 14-year-old great grandmother Angelina survived.

The following year, she boarded a ship to Ellis Island, New York...and made her way north to Boston, although not to the North End. She settled in the somewhat grittier East Boston, which was a working port and would eventually become part airport.
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7 comments (Latest Comment: 10/14/2012 03:15:32 by Will in Chicago)

The Bidening
Author: BobR    Date: 10/12/2012 12:54:32

There was a lot of pressure on both candidates heading into last night's vice-presidential debate. Ryan need to appear presidential. Biden needed to purge the ghosts of the previous presidential debate. Knowing Joe, it promised to be a lively debate, and it certainly did not disappoint.

It was apparent into Ryan's first answer that Joe wasn't holding anything back. Where Ryan was attempting to maintain a steeley facade, Biden was the definition of animated. From smiles and laughs to exasperated gapes, he was rarely still. He also occassionally interrupted Ryan when Ryan told a particularly aggregious whopper.
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110 comments (Latest Comment: 10/13/2012 04:59:28 by BobR)

Free Isn't Always Freedom
Author: Raine    Date: 10/11/2012 15:02:46

A few days ago, we learned that WikiLeaks decided it wanted to interject itself into the Presidential Election Campaign with something called Vote WikiLeaks.


A letter written by Julian Assange and published at Information Clearinghouse states:
WikiLeaks has decided to intervene in the U.S. election campaign. Help WikiLeaks run the United States over the next four years

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127 comments (Latest Comment: 10/12/2012 12:37:01 by BobR)

The Undecider
Author: BobR    Date: 10/10/2012 13:42:10

I've made the joke that Romney changes his policy positions more often than he changes his underwear. I can understand a person slowly evolving in their viewpoints as they absorb more data, but the whiplash is getting tiresome and disturbing. How can anyone truly understand what he stands for?

This was a problem for President Obama during the debates, in that Romney was arguing positions that did not match up with his previous stances. How do you prepare for that? This graphic here (currently making the rounds) shows one example:
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82 comments (Latest Comment: 10/11/2012 00:56:53 by BobR)

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