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11901  Election Archive / 2008 Elections / Re: O-Force One on: August 04, 2008, 02:16:59 pm
I don't get it. It's a big deal that Obama uses a plane to campaign in?

edit- and considering McCain has a nearly identical plane...



but I think the whole..."President" stitched into Obama's chair is perhaps just a little too presumptuous...


Um... I think that's because he's running for President maybe... just a hunch.

Now see, you should really pause for a moment before going sarcastic.  Just a moment.

Calling your plane O-Force One and then stitching "President" into your chair, before you're elected...doesn't seem like counting your chickens before they've hatched?

The name "O-Force One" appears nowhere in the article except the title. I think its just the name the article's author came up with.


True...i should always remember to not take the fark headline as literal truth...no matter how appropriate...but the chair...is a bit much.

Do you really think so? To me, the "08" shows that its just talking about the campaign. If Obama was really as drunk on pretension as claimed, I'd assume the sign would skip the explicit references to the campaign he's in and just say "Obama: President" or something. And hey, it's his campaign plane so it makes sense to have his campaign signs on the seats. Really, I think it is completely appropriate.
11902  Election Archive / 2008 Elections / Re: O-Force One on: August 04, 2008, 02:09:57 pm
I don't get it. It's a big deal that Obama uses a plane to campaign in?

edit- and considering McCain has a nearly identical plane...



but I think the whole..."President" stitched into Obama's chair is perhaps just a little too presumptuous...


Um... I think that's because he's running for President maybe... just a hunch.

Now see, you should really pause for a moment before going sarcastic.  Just a moment.

Calling your plane O-Force One and then stitching "President" into your chair, before you're elected...doesn't seem like counting your chickens before they've hatched?

The name "O-Force One" appears nowhere in the article except the title. I think its just the name the article's author came up with.
11903  Election Archive / 2008 Elections / Re: O-Force One on: August 04, 2008, 01:36:55 pm
I don't get it. It's a big deal that Obama uses a plane to campaign in?

edit- and considering McCain has a nearly identical plane...
11904  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: My Alma Mater is #1 on: August 04, 2008, 02:57:00 am
Neat website. My school is actually the tenth happiest Tongue
11905  Election Archive / 2008 Elections / Re: Is Obama/Bayh a fait accompli? on: August 03, 2008, 11:10:45 pm
Bayh is kind of boring, but that's not really a bad thing. I think he'd be a great vice president.
11906  Election Archive / 2008 Elections / Pelosi wants Chet Edwards as veep on: August 03, 2008, 10:40:15 pm
http://www.startribune.com/nation/26222489.html

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WASHINGTON - House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is behind on a dark horse in the Democratic veepstakes: Rep. Chet Edwards of Texas.

"I hope he will be the nominee," Pelosi said Sunday on ABC's "This Week."

Edwards, first elected in 1990 and now in his ninth term, represents Texas' 17th District, which includes Waco, College Station, Fort Hood and the small town of Crawford, where President Bush has a ranch. He serves as a senior member on the House appropriations and budget committees and has guided funding measures for military veterans.

Thoughts?
11907  Election Archive / 2008 Elections / Re: Rank these tickets... in what's most phonetically pleasing (Obama/Sebelius=yuck) on: August 03, 2008, 05:10:24 pm
I like the sound of Obama/Biden the best; McCain/Sanford and McCain/Portman both sound good.
11908  General Discussion / History / Re: War Guarantees on: July 31, 2008, 05:36:21 pm
lol! SPC, you're either a dumbass or a fraud if you believe it was the UK's protection of Poland that caused the Holocaust and not the Nazi's own twisted intentions.
11909  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Analytical view of forum statistics on: July 31, 2008, 02:34:48 pm
I'd be interested in seeing a graph for the rate of change of the members, if you could do that.

Sorry, but I'm not understanding what you mean by rate of change of hte members.

As in, first derivative.
11910  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: What should be the highest marginal federal tax rate? on: July 31, 2008, 02:27:51 pm
I agree with Verily here 100%.
11911  Election Archive / 2008 Elections / Re: “If they think Georgia is a guarantee for them, they are insane.” on: July 31, 2008, 02:18:44 pm
Georgia was one of the few states (maybe the only one) to trend Republican in 2006.

lol wut?

If you're talking about statewide elections, the Republican "trend" was just everyone in 2002 getting an incumbency boost. If you're talking about Congressional races, the "trend" was just the effects of Republican redistricting (which in the end didn't even get Burns back in).

Not saying that Obama has much of a chance or anything, but you can't just point at 2006 and say "demographic trend!!" when that's not even what happened then.
11912  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Do you have an accent? on: July 31, 2008, 02:02:49 pm
I have an essentially standard American accent, but I do use some southern expressions. I'll say "y'all" once in a blue moon or so.
11913  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Analytical view of forum statistics on: July 31, 2008, 01:58:28 pm
I'd be interested in seeing a graph for the rate of change of the members, if you could do that.
11914  Election Archive / 2008 Elections / Re: “If they think Georgia is a guarantee for them, they are insane.” on: July 31, 2008, 01:29:19 pm
I'm actually very suprised at how strongly Obama's campaign is contesting Georgia. My tiny super-Republican outer suburban county (Barrow) even has its own full-time campaign coordinator.
11915  Forum Community / Election and History Games / Re: Rump Parliament - Who wants to commit regicide! on: July 31, 2008, 12:24:01 pm
k
11916  Forum Community / Election and History Games / Re: The Midwest: teh Game! - Setup [aka Mafia/Werewolf] on: July 31, 2008, 12:19:41 pm
I'd like to sign up, if it's not too late.
11917  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: ab cents ! on: July 31, 2008, 12:17:05 pm
I'm back, in case anyone was keeping score at home.
11918  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: Mass Transit Infrastructure Investment Act of 2008 (At Final Vote) on: July 31, 2008, 12:12:51 pm
Nay. Sad

Sad, because as I read through this thread I kept thinking of things to add to the Southeast region.
11919  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: Carbon Import Tax (Debate Open) on: July 31, 2008, 12:05:09 pm
I support this bill.
11920  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: Amendment [to be determined] to the Atlasian Constitution (Amendment at Vote) on: July 31, 2008, 12:00:54 pm
aye
11921  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: Bill Abolishing Capital Punishment Within the Atlasian Military on: July 31, 2008, 11:55:53 am
nay ftr
11922  Election Archive / 2008 Elections / Re: Obama's Teaching Experience on: July 30, 2008, 04:08:39 pm
So much for the New York Time's "liberal bias," guys. This article, at best, just shows they have no idea what they're talking about.

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Mr. Obama had other business on his mind, embarking on five political races during his 12 years at the school.

Five political races? Yes; after all, he was at the time holding an office which requires reelection every two years.

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Douglas Baird, another colleague, remembers once asking Mr. Obama to assess potential candidates for governor.

“First of all, I’m not running for governor, “ Mr. Obama told him. “But if I did, I would expect you to support me.”

He was a third-year state senator at the time. . . .

Obama makes a joke, it seems, and the writer here takes it completely out of context.

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In one class on race, he imitated the way clueless white people talked. “Why are your friends at the housing projects shooting each other?” he asked in a mock-innocent voice.

I fail to see how this is inappropriate. Inner city crime is poorly understood by many suburbanites and depending on the topic being discussed Obama's remark could easily have been a completely relevant and appropriate part of the lesson.

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(Mr. Obama, in turn, could play the star. In what even some fans saw as self-absorption, Mr. Obama’s hypothetical cases occasionally featured himself. “Take Barack Obama, there’s a good-looking guy,” he would introduce a twisty legal case.) . . .

This is a big deal? I've had teachers/professors who've done this before.

11923  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Graduates in Political Science on: July 30, 2008, 12:44:56 pm
I recall you mentioning something about art school once, Spade. So I'm gonna say an art degree.

I'm majoring in poli sci, with a double major in economics.
11924  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Post A Picture of Yourself Thread VIII on: July 29, 2008, 11:02:57 pm
She bought two for $1 each, and then won $2 on one of them.
11925  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Post A Picture of Yourself Thread VIII on: July 29, 2008, 10:32:12 pm
Wait, to say someone favors another person is just a southern thing? Wow, I never knew. Or about the "ill" thing, either. Also, I agree with Harry on the definition of the "barn door" saying.

But, to get this thread back on track:



A friend bought lotto tickets for her eighteenth birthday.
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