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The Idiolympiad - aka: The Bush Olympic Legacy
Author: Raine    Date: 08/11/2008 12:21:17

The pResident will be leaving the Olympics today, presumably to head back to the United States of America. Am I glad? Yes.

The Olympics are not supposed to be political, but I know that in a world such as this, everything is to one extent or another. At least our pResident had the good sense to make jokes all along the way. While the Russia and Georgia further escalated their conflict, our president was competing in his own olympics... Race for the *ush Legacy. I present to you the bronze, Silver and Gold winning moments that will help to further seal the *Legacy* that GW *ush wishes to leave office with. (these are in no particular order. the judges can vote and the final tallies will be announced at the end of the *ush Idiolympiad of the year 2008.
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136 comments (Latest Comment: 08/12/2008 02:05:20 by livingonli)

Bubble wrapped
Author: velveeta jones    Date: 08/10/2008 12:04:23

It is with profound sadness that I inform those of you reading this, that there are many in America that live in a bubble. They do not have the ability to think for themselves; indeed, they have no idea what logic is, and are too apathetic to inquire and analyze information with any sound reasoning. Sadly, their means of problem solving often resort to name-calling, brawls, character assassination and even war.

What is like to live in a bubble, unable to have any critical thought? To form your dishwater strength opinions from the likes of FOX News, Toby Keith and Larry the Cable Guy? And what's his last name anyway? Would he be addressed as Mr. Cable Guy or Mr. Guy?

Anyway, Velveeta is on a mission to investigate the causes of this affliction that affects so many of my fellow Countrymen. Here are just a few of the symptoms of living in a bubble: hypocrisy, apathy, Groupthink and a false sense of security that a corporation, Politician or big box store can save you. The diagnosis can be bleak: you could become a complete drooling imbecile, or worse, a Republican. Becoming a republican can lead to even worse troubles, heart disease, high blood pressure, ulcers and closeted homosexual tendencies.

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52 comments (Latest Comment: 08/11/2008 04:05:42 by livingonli)

Libertarian Saturday
Author: TriSec    Date: 08/09/2008 11:50:50

Good Morning!

Birthday weekend continues in TriSec Land....today is young Javi's birthday, and then we're off to see Brother Trisec (07/30) and his daughter (08/06) for a big blowout this afternoon...

But before things really get rolling, I wanted to take a brief look at a candidate for the presidency. You've probably got right-wing relatives. (heh, don't we all?). The likelihood is that they'll never come to the light, but if you talk to them without shouting, I bet you'll find they're not very happy with the party's selection this year.

We have a third-party candidate that's been making some inroads...the Libertarian Party has nominated former Georgia Republican Bob Barr for the presidency. However, the choice is not without controversy. Many hardcore Libertarians were up in arms over the selection; some viewed him as a carpetbagger and opportunist without any serious LP credibility. "The Powers", on the other hand, wanted a big name with recognition, in what others have called a last-ditch effort for relevance. (Disclaimer; TriSec belonged to neither wing of the party...I was supporting George Phillies for a time, but eventually got on board with Senator Obama).
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16 comments (Latest Comment: 08/10/2008 02:32:34 by livingonli)

Unfit for the Office
Author: BobR    Date: 08/08/2008 12:02:52

Think for a moment how McCain is depicted in the media you watch on TV. He's called a "maverick" by those on the right, and a "flip-flopper" by those on the left. He's either praised or criticized for his policy positions and initiative ideas that seem to contain lots of voter-pandering, and very little practical detail. He's deemed either out of touch, or refreshingly "outside the beltway", despite his years spent inside that fabled doughnut road.

What you almost never hear is "hot-tempered", or "dangerously impulsive", or "easily influenced by money". Why is that? These types of personal traits - more-so than any policy position - are vitally relevant with regards to the person we choose to be in charge of a mighty military force and thousands of nuclear warheads.
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227 comments (Latest Comment: 08/09/2008 04:09:21 by clintster)

Random's Blog Pool!
Author: Random    Date: 08/08/2008 00:46:52

Welcome to Random's Blog Pool!

So, enjoy.

Now, We can mark polls and number before the Conventions, and see what kind of boost Obama (or :shudders: McCain).

For those who don't know Random has made it his personal mission to make an extensive blog pool where you can enjoy the wonders of gambling, without really breaking any laws.

Now of course we'll have the nation wide average pool. As well as individual state results. You can also put bets on what will be the Key states (you know the ones that take a day and a half to count). You can also guess which states go to who.

Also as a pleasurable bonus, a guess at a nation wide average the difference Bob Barr might make. And if you want, you can put it to individual states as well...
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7 comments (Latest Comment: 09/12/2008 18:36:59 by Random)

It's Thursday... what stunt will we see today?
Author: Raine    Date: 08/07/2008 12:25:46

Just in the past week, John McCain brought us Paris, Moses, bikers and tire gauges. This has been the level of discussion John McCain has brought to the discussion regarding who we as Americans should choose for the next President.

It's rather insulting, I think, to all the good people out there who really care about this country. We have millions of houses that have been foreclosed on or will be. People can't pay for health care, they are struggling to heat and cool their homes, and John McCain is talking about tire pressure. Granted... yesterday... he did finally agree that yeah, it does make sense. The reality is this -- the money one would save per gallon of gas is more than we would see if we were to drill offshore. The time saved by never having this stupid tire debate can never be gotten back. More money wasted...

So today, I sit here and I wonder what John McCain Fresh outrage of the day will be. It has to be something - the man is incapable it seems of talking about his own plans for becoming the leader of this country. How about *Surging the Economy*?
"Our surge has succeeded in Iraq militarily. Now we need an economic surge to keep jobs here at home and create new ones," the Republican said at a kitchen cabinet factory in the distressed state of Ohio.
Keep in mind, John McCain has also suggested that we use the National Guard to do crime prevention in inner cites... Put this all together and you really have one mess of a candidate.

America deserves better than this. It doesn't matter WHICH side of the aisle you are on. We deserve an intelligent debate about the issues of the day and issues that we will be facing in the next four years, not some pandering drivel that makes no sense from one day to the next, that the media spends hours dissecting for their own self serving interest. There are things that REALLY matter to Americans, things like comprehensive energy reform, health care, financial security for the middle class, education... the list goes on. McCain owes it to Americans to debate these issues. Not talk about Paris Hilton and pressure gauges.

So, it's Thursday... I wonder what will Surge out of McCains mouth.
Start threading the news.

:peace: and
Raine

289 comments (Latest Comment: 08/08/2008 12:30:34 by trojanrabbit)

Random, the Attention Strumpet!
Author: Random    Date: 08/06/2008 21:33:30

Alright, fine, Here's one of my stories. It happens to be a personal favorite, for reasons i may or may not discuss later. That aside, it's got supernatural elements, which i hope isn't a problem for you all.
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82 comments (Latest Comment: 08/12/2008 01:43:11 by liam1965)

Personal Responsibility
Author: BobR    Date: 08/06/2008 11:48:06

Republicans have long claimed to be the party of "personal responsibility", saying that every person should be responsible for their own actions, and should not look to the government for help. They insist that everyone be accountable for what they do. But how well do they live up to that dogma?
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256 comments (Latest Comment: 08/06/2008 23:05:46 by Raine)

Ask A Vet
Author: TriSec    Date: 08/05/2008 10:33:10

Good Morning.

Today is our 1,966th day in Iraq.

We'll start this morning as we always do, with the latest casualty figures from the warron terra, courtesy of antiwar.com:

American Deaths
Since war began (3/19/03): 4131
Since "Mission Accomplished" (5/1/03): 3992
Since Capture of Saddam (12/13/03): 3670
Since Handover (6/29/04): 3272
Since Election (1/31/05): 2694

Other Coalition Troops: 314
US Military Deaths - Afghanistan: 566
Other Military Deaths - Afghanistan: 343
Contractor Casualties: 444


We find this morning's cost of war passing through: $ 542, 740, 975, 000.00

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398 comments (Latest Comment: 08/06/2008 04:49:38 by capt)

Then and Now... a dishonor to self and country.
Author: Raine    Date: 08/04/2008 12:28:03

Let's Start with some happy thoughts for Barack Obama. Today is his 47th Birthday! To contrast, at the end of the month, it will be John McCain's 72nd.

The Olympics start Friday. I contend that this week Barack Obama will pick his running mate. The Olympics end a day before the DNC, and I think that he will want this choice put out there before Bejing, as the already cancelled news will be even more cancelled for this debacle called sports. I have decided to stop speculating about this, as the other pundits and the bloggers have been crazy about it. Well, anyway -- on to the Monday Blog...
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327 comments (Latest Comment: 08/05/2008 05:50:08 by livingonli)

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