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« Reply #150 on: July 28, 2012, 01:37:46 pm »
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I agree no one's going to give a damn about Romney's tax returns.  This election is about the U.S. economy.

Besides, Obama is hiding a lot more records than Romney.  Romney has already released a year of his tax returns.  He should say that he'll release another when Obama releases a year of his education records.

Obama is hiding more because he hasn't released his education records? It comes off as really desperate that those on the right feel that Obama needs to prove that he's an intelligent individual.
Is there a precedent for doing that? How many past presidents/candidates have released their grades when running?
Really, who gives a $h!t if Obama made an A or a C in history class 30 years ago.

If that's all you think he's hiding, you must be shocked he's going through all the trouble.  But that's not all you think he's hiding, is it?

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He's not running as a constitutional lawyer trying to fix an economy which his policies nearly destroyed.

True, that was his 2008 campaign.

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He's running as President trying to fix an economy against the policies that the Rominee is advocating nearly destroyed.

Romney's advocating forcing banks to make loans to uncreditworthy people to "close the racial gap in home ownership"?  He's such a liberal that I wouldn't be surprised.

Anyway, Obama's had four years to fix it and I don't think anybody can say "he has fixed it" and expect to be taken seriously.
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« Reply #151 on: July 28, 2012, 02:03:16 pm »
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I agree no one's going to give a damn about Romney's tax returns.  This election is about the U.S. economy.

Besides, Obama is hiding a lot more records than Romney.  Romney has already released a year of his tax returns.  He should say that he'll release another when Obama releases a year of his education records.

Obama is hiding more because he hasn't released his education records? It comes off as really desperate that those on the right feel that Obama needs to prove that he's an intelligent individual.
Is there a precedent for doing that? How many past presidents/candidates have released their grades when running?
Really, who gives a $h!t if Obama made an A or a C in history class 30 years ago.

If that's all you think he's hiding, you must be shocked he's going through all the trouble.  But that's not all you think he's hiding, is it?

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He's not running as a constitutional lawyer trying to fix an economy which his policies nearly destroyed.

True, that was his 2008 campaign.

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He's running as President trying to fix an economy against the policies that the Rominee is advocating nearly destroyed.

Romney's advocating forcing banks to make loans to uncreditworthy people to "close the racial gap in home ownership"?  He's such a liberal that I wouldn't be surprised.

Anyway, Obama's had four years to fix it and I don't think anybody can say "he has fixed it" and expect to be taken seriously.

Ah yes, those poor, hardworking, banks, just trying to do their job, but hamstrung by the Civil Rights Act of 1968, the Equal Credit Opportunity Act of 1974, and the Community Reinvestment act of 1977. They struggled bravely on for decades, but suddenly in 2008 it all became too much for them, and the banks collapsed, for reasons that had nothing to do with deregulation of lending practices or questionable pricing on mortgage-backed securities.
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« Reply #152 on: July 28, 2012, 03:48:13 pm »
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After Romney's cookiegate flap in PA, I eagerly await his comments about British food. 

Aren't Brits notorious for their terrible food?
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« Reply #153 on: July 28, 2012, 04:08:38 pm »
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After Romney's cookiegate flap in PA, I eagerly await his comments about British food.

Aren't Brits notorious for their terrible food?

Depends entirely on your taste. I like British cooking a lot better than French cooking, which is excessively fussy and at times wasteful of some of its ingredients, although not nearly as much as Italian cooking.
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« Reply #154 on: July 28, 2012, 04:10:11 pm »
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Why would someone want to know Obama's grades? And how is he going to great lengths to hide them?
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« Reply #155 on: July 28, 2012, 04:11:39 pm »
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After Romney's cookiegate flap in PA, I eagerly await his comments about British food. 

Aren't Brits notorious for their terrible food?

I love Italian food, and I also love authentic British fish and chips.  Smiley
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« Reply #156 on: July 28, 2012, 04:27:29 pm »
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Chefs and foodies in the UK are desperately trying to dispel the "terrible bland food" meme. When I was there it was all about the new ethnic cuisine, British fusion and revamping traditional dishes. Although the best thing I've ever had in my several visits to the UK was good old fashioned fish and chips- delicious.

Still, Romney will keep his mouth shut about British food if he knows what's good for him. The media over there really are ruthless.
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« Reply #157 on: July 28, 2012, 04:34:37 pm »
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Why would someone want to know Obama's grades? And how is he going to great lengths to hide them?

Not sure the fuss over the college/grad school documents is about his grades. For the Republicans pushing this (Breitbart), it's more about exposing Obama's past socialism. That and the fact that his campaign made such a huge deal out of transparency. You know, a "new kind of politics." Republicans would much rather hear about Obama's college thesis than his grades (though he's admitted in his own book that his grades were poor at times).

Remember Michelle's thesis that was "temporarily withdrawn"?
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"My experiences at Princeton have made me far more aware of my 'blackness' than ever before," the future Mrs. Obama wrote in her thesis introduction. "I have found that at Princeton, no matter how liberal and open-minded some of my white professors and classmates try to be toward me, I sometimes feel like a visitor on campus; as if I really don't belong. Regardless of the circumstances underwhich I interact with whites at Princeton, it often seems as if, to them, I will always be black first and a student second."

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0208/8642.html#ixzz21xHImgLv

Wonder if the First Lady still feels like she's just on the periphery

FWIW, I'm mildly interested in the President's college records, though I think anytime Romney spends on it would be silly. All Romney has to do is focus on the economy like a laser.
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« Reply #158 on: July 28, 2012, 05:17:42 pm »
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After Romney's cookiegate flap in PA, I eagerly await his comments about British food. 

Aren't Brits notorious for their terrible food?

What's your point? American have a reputation for being fat, I wouldn't expect the American government or public react well to foreign visiting politician going out of the way to mention it.

As for the how terrible English cuisine are or aren't , it's a as much a truth as the American reputation for being fat. As most Americans don't weight 300 pound, in the same way English cuisine aren't inedible or especially terrible (some dishes excepted). Of course Americans are fatter on average than most other countries, inthe same way much of the traditional English cuisine was destroyed when UK turned into a industrial society and people needed mass produced food which could be made fast (in short food with lot of fats, grease and oils), while they ones who could afford more expensive food ate French food because of its higher prestige. This also happen elsewhere, but it hit England harder, because the industrialisation started earlier there and was most extreme there, so when the rediscovery of traditional cuisine began, they had simply forgotten more of it and the good cuisine they did have, had fancy French names and as such wasn't seen as English.
 
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« Reply #159 on: July 28, 2012, 05:20:38 pm »
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After Romney's cookiegate flap in PA, I eagerly await his comments about British food. 

Aren't Brits notorious for their terrible food?

What's your point? American have a reputation for being fat, I wouldn't expect the American government or public react well to foreign visiting politician going out of the way to mention it.

As for the how terrible English cuisine are or aren't , it's a as much a truth as the American reputation for being fat. As most Americans don't weight 300 pound, in the same way English cuisine aren't inedible or especially terrible (some dishes excepted). Of course Americans are fatter on average than most other countries, inthe same way much of the traditional English cuisine was destroyed when UK turned into a industrial society and people needed mass produced food which could be made fast (in short food with lot of fats, grease and oils), while they ones who could afford more expensive food ate French food because of its higher prestige. This also happen elsewhere, but it hit England harder, because the industrialisation started earlier there and was most extreme there, so when the rediscovery of traditional cuisine began, they had simply forgotten more of it and the good cuisine they did have, had fancy French names and as such wasn't seen as English.


Wow. Struck a nerve?
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« Reply #160 on: July 28, 2012, 05:32:57 pm »
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After Romney's cookiegate flap in PA, I eagerly await his comments about British food. 

Aren't Brits notorious for their terrible food?

What's your point? American have a reputation for being fat, I wouldn't expect the American government or public react well to foreign visiting politician going out of the way to mention it.

As for the how terrible English cuisine are or aren't , it's a as much a truth as the American reputation for being fat. As most Americans don't weight 300 pound, in the same way English cuisine aren't inedible or especially terrible (some dishes excepted). Of course Americans are fatter on average than most other countries, inthe same way much of the traditional English cuisine was destroyed when UK turned into a industrial society and people needed mass produced food which could be made fast (in short food with lot of fats, grease and oils), while they ones who could afford more expensive food ate French food because of its higher prestige. This also happen elsewhere, but it hit England harder, because the industrialisation started earlier there and was most extreme there, so when the rediscovery of traditional cuisine began, they had simply forgotten more of it and the good cuisine they did have, had fancy French names and as such wasn't seen as English.


Wow. Struck a nerve?

Seeing as I'm non-English not really, I just hate ignorance and political hackery. So I tried to enlighten you in hope of lessering both traits in your personality.
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« Reply #161 on: July 28, 2012, 07:25:33 pm »
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Well thank you so very much for the enlightening.
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« Reply #162 on: July 28, 2012, 07:27:44 pm »
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Why would someone want to know Obama's grades? And how is he going to great lengths to hide them?

Not sure the fuss over the college/grad school documents is about his grades. For the Republicans pushing this (Breitbart), it's more about exposing Obama's past socialism. That and the fact that his campaign made such a huge deal out of transparency. You know, a "new kind of politics." Republicans would much rather hear about Obama's college thesis than his grades (though he's admitted in his own book that his grades were poor at times).

Remember Michelle's thesis that was "temporarily withdrawn"?
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"My experiences at Princeton have made me far more aware of my 'blackness' than ever before," the future Mrs. Obama wrote in her thesis introduction. "I have found that at Princeton, no matter how liberal and open-minded some of my white professors and classmates try to be toward me, I sometimes feel like a visitor on campus; as if I really don't belong. Regardless of the circumstances underwhich I interact with whites at Princeton, it often seems as if, to them, I will always be black first and a student second."

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0208/8642.html#ixzz21xHImgLv

Wonder if the First Lady still feels like she's just on the periphery

FWIW, I'm mildly interested in the President's college records, though I think anytime Romney spends on it would be silly. All Romney has to do is focus on the economy like a laser.

You know, no one cared that Laura Bush killed her boyfriend. Why would they care about this?
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« Reply #163 on: July 28, 2012, 07:32:37 pm »
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Why would someone want to know Obama's grades? And how is he going to great lengths to hide them?

Not sure the fuss over the college/grad school documents is about his grades. For the Republicans pushing this (Breitbart), it's more about exposing Obama's past socialism. That and the fact that his campaign made such a huge deal out of transparency. You know, a "new kind of politics." Republicans would much rather hear about Obama's college thesis than his grades (though he's admitted in his own book that his grades were poor at times).

Remember Michelle's thesis that was "temporarily withdrawn"?
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"My experiences at Princeton have made me far more aware of my 'blackness' than ever before," the future Mrs. Obama wrote in her thesis introduction. "I have found that at Princeton, no matter how liberal and open-minded some of my white professors and classmates try to be toward me, I sometimes feel like a visitor on campus; as if I really don't belong. Regardless of the circumstances underwhich I interact with whites at Princeton, it often seems as if, to them, I will always be black first and a student second."

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0208/8642.html#ixzz21xHImgLv

Wonder if the First Lady still feels like she's just on the periphery

FWIW, I'm mildly interested in the President's college records, though I think anytime Romney spends on it would be silly. All Romney has to do is focus on the economy like a laser.

You know, no one cared that Laura Bush killed her boyfriend. Why would they care about this?

Link please?
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« Reply #164 on: July 28, 2012, 07:34:34 pm »
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Nevermind. Found it. http://www.bartcop.com/pickles-killer.htm

By the way , who proposed that people care about Michelle's thesis? I actually agree that they don't. But maybe they should.
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