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4551  Election Archive / 2008 Elections / Re: Oh, for crying out loud! on: November 07, 2008, 01:45:06 pm
Did Bush have a transition Website?

Doubt it. That was in 2000. So, in terms of Information technology: two centuries ago. But I guess it was the election where presidential candidates had websites for the first time ever (?).
4552  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: 2008 State Elections in Austria and Germany on: November 03, 2008, 05:46:32 am
Andrea Ypsilanti was planning to get confirmed as minister-president tomorrow. Today (and that’s "Breaking News" now), four state parliament members are planning to leave the SPD. Ypsilanti has no majority. The show’s over.

When will Hesse finally get a government and how will it look like? No idea.
4553  Election Archive / 2008 U.S. Presidential General Election Polls / Re: (R) internals - McCain leads in NJ, MI, PA, tied CA on: November 02, 2008, 08:54:33 am
I guess Rick Davis is right!

Pittsburgh Quinn and Rose radio show

NJ: McCain 48 Obama 43 undecided 7
MI: McCain 44 Obama 42 undecided 10
CA: Obama 44 McCain 43 Barr 3 undecided 9
PA: McCain 55 Obama 33 undecided 10

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-U9btB8FSPA

Well, looks like this election is going to end in a landslide after all....

Will McCain manage to break 400 EVs?
4554  Election Archive / 2008 Elections / Re: Palin prank called on: November 01, 2008, 06:40:31 pm
Why should the President of France bother to phone a vice presidential candidate who isn't even elected yet (and probably never will)?

Biden would make slightly more sense, since he's a) chairman of the foreign relations committe and b) will probably get elected vice president. But then again... Biden would have most likely recognized it as a prank call (or at least I hope so). So they went for Palin.

Btw, did this conservation happen to include the issue of fruit fly research in Paris, France?
4555  Election Archive / 2008 Elections / Re: Al Qeada on password protected website wants McCain to win on: November 01, 2008, 05:10:53 pm
The whole "Al Qaeda wants XXX to win" thing is ridiculous.
4556  Election Archive / 2008 Elections / Re: BREAKING NEWS...sorry Dems, but Michelle Obama "Get Whitey" video has emerged. on: November 01, 2008, 02:16:01 pm
Sorry, but I simply could not resist it 3 days before the election.

Hee hee.



You should have at least posted a link to some Rickroll clip on Youtube.
4557  Election Archive / 2008 Elections / Re: CNN's results page is up on: November 01, 2008, 11:02:47 am
I guess I'll spend the whole Wednesday on that page... Wink
4558  Election Archive / 2008 Elections / Re: Shocking video - Hear how John McCain supplied information to the vietnamese on: November 01, 2008, 06:05:59 am
I take it that's the equivalent to the "OMG, Obama is a socialist who is palling around with terrorists!" strategy. Well, except that the Obama/Biden campaign itself isn't pursuing this. But take a look at this funny picture from that group's website:

4559  Election Archive / 2008 Elections / Re: A week out - what's your prediction? on: October 29, 2008, 06:59:04 am
4560  Election Archive / 2008 U.S. Presidential General Election Polls / Re: AP/GfK: Obama leads in 8 key battleground states on: October 29, 2008, 05:47:39 am
Wasn't this the pollster who had an one-point lead for Obama nationally last week?
4561  Election Archive / 2008 Elections / Re: Which television network will you watch on Election night (November 4th)? on: October 27, 2008, 05:01:56 pm
I don't even know whether I'll stay up that late (damn time zone difference), but I'd go for CNN International which will adopt the coverage from the American CNN anyway.

Most major German TV stations seem to have live coverage of the U.S. elections that night as well, but they often suck very bad. Since not every German is an expert of the U.S. political system, they often get stuck explaining the most basic basics (no, the president is not elected directly, but by an Electoral College, this means that...). I'll expect every station to be biased in favour of Obama, but that doesn't bother me that much. However, it might be interesting to take a look at the N24 coverage. Since this station is usually broadcasting all those documentaries infotainment stuff about life on aircraft carriers and the history of stealth bombers it seems to be a pro-U.S. military channel... or at least pro-military in general. (And when it's not guns, it's sex or lifestyle or sex and lifestyle combined. So it's not the most highbrow kind of TV either.)

How come it wouldn't bother you? Bias for anyone usually bugs me.

Dunno.

Combination of "I don't watch it anyway" and "I want to see Obama win just as much". Why should I care about news coverage which is biased towards "my" candidate and that I don't even bother to watch?

Besides, that's just the way it is. In my country, Barack Obama is probably supported by all SPD, Green, and Left voters, most of the FDP voters and at least half of the CDU voters (and that's a pretty conservative estimate). Wouldn't the coverage be biased in favour of Obama, nobody would watch it. "Neutral" coverage as an American understands it, would probably be considered "unfairly" tilted towards the Republicans. Besides, there are far far worse things happening on German television (I'm not talking about politics now).
4562  Election Archive / 2008 Elections / Re: Which television network will you watch on Election night (November 4th)? on: October 27, 2008, 04:33:56 pm
I don't even know whether I'll stay up that late (damn time zone difference), but I'd go for CNN International which will adopt the coverage from the American CNN anyway.

Most major German TV stations seem to have live coverage of the U.S. elections that night as well, but they often suck very bad. Since not every German is an expert of the U.S. political system, they often get stuck explaining the most basic basics (no, the president is not elected directly, but by an Electoral College, this means that...). I'll expect every station to be biased in favour of Obama, but that doesn't bother me that much. However, it might be interesting to take a look at the N24 coverage. Since this station is usually broadcasting all those documentaries infotainment stuff about life on aircraft carriers and the history of stealth bombers it seems to be a pro-U.S. military channel... or at least pro-military in general. (And when it's not guns, it's sex or lifestyle or sex and lifestyle combined. So it's not the most highbrow kind of TV either.)
4563  Election Archive / 2008 Elections / Re: north dakota is... on: October 26, 2008, 10:27:44 am
Come on, people, North Dakota is solid McCain.

Now that it's clear who voted "solid McCain", who has clicked on the "solid Obama" option?
4564  Election Archive / 2008 Elections / Re: what can mccain do to overcome this 'problem'? on: October 26, 2008, 09:35:22 am
I can't help it, but "very strong lean" sounds very awkward. Wink
4565  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: Israel 2008 on: October 26, 2008, 09:08:50 am
Random poll I found

Likud 29
Kadima 25
Labor 14

OMG
4566  Election Archive / 2008 Elections / Re: north dakota is... on: October 26, 2008, 09:02:50 am
Uh, lean McCain.
4567  Election Archive / 2008 Elections / Re: Palin and the fruit fly on: October 26, 2008, 08:43:43 am
At a campaign event in Beaverton, OR, Obama claimed to have visited 57 U.S. states during the campaign.



HA HA HA HA HA HA!

And John McCain called Vladimir Putin the "President of Germany" once. No big deal, since both men probably just misspoke.

But Sarah Palin seems to lack basic understanding of science. Not only that, she's also mocking science and thinks that it's funny.

I don't believe that Barack Obama actually thinks that the U.S. has 57 states or that John McCain thinks that Putin was/is the President of Germany. But Palin didn't misspeak. She probably meant what she was saying and would do it again.

That's the real tragedy.
4568  Election Archive / 2008 Elections / Re: Obama campaign worker attacked in Wisconsin on: October 26, 2008, 07:05:09 am
I wonder if this is a giant hoax and she is making this up heh heh.

Fool me once...

Umm... the person who committed the act admitted to doing it.

So far... Tongue
4569  Election Archive / 2008 Elections / Re: Palin and the fruit fly on: October 26, 2008, 07:04:11 am
Quote
Noun

bimbo (plural bimbos)
1. (derogatory, slang) A physically attractive woman who lacks intelligence.

http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/bimbo
4570  Election Archive / 2008 Elections / Re: Obama campaign worker attacked in Wisconsin on: October 26, 2008, 06:58:07 am
I wonder if this is a giant hoax and she is making this up heh heh.

Fool me once...
4571  General Discussion / Religion & Philosophy / Re: Does the Ethiopian Orthodox Church hold the Ark of the Covenant? on: October 26, 2008, 05:24:07 am
And I thought the Ark was in a wooden crate located in some U.S. government warehouse...
4572  Election Archive / 2008 Elections / Re: Right-wing bimbo's "interview" with Biden. on: October 26, 2008, 05:18:58 am
Alright, after watching this video a second time I have to ask:

What does America have against Sweden?
4573  Election Archive / 2008 Elections / Re: Will McCain win Ohio? on: October 26, 2008, 05:13:12 am
Yes, of course.

Because of racism?
4574  Election Archive / 2012 Elections / Re: Would you support instituting a caged deathmatch to decide the winner in 2012? on: October 26, 2008, 04:43:31 am
To quote Joe Biden:

"Yes."
4575  Election Archive / 2008 Elections / Re: Right-wing bimbo's "interview" with Biden. on: October 25, 2008, 05:41:27 pm
Also see here:

http://uselectionatlas.org/FORUM/index.php?topic=86426.0
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