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« on: January 12, 2009, 10:36:29 pm »
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I think he would make a strong candidate.
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« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2009, 11:18:31 pm »
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I think he would make a strong candidate.

Strong candidate for what, Commissioner of County Registries?
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« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2009, 11:19:07 pm »
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I think he's nuts enough to challenge Obama for the nomination in 2012.  Wink
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« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2009, 11:27:47 pm »
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I'm probably one of the few people who likes Burris.  He doesn't give me the impression that he's crazy or eccentric.  It was odd that he accepted Blago's offer, but he now looks like the smartest guy in Illinois.  If Reid gives him some good assignments and he stays away from divisive talk about race like he has, he has a good chance of winning in '10.
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« Reply #4 on: January 13, 2009, 10:36:44 am »
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he'll be 80.
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« Reply #5 on: January 13, 2009, 03:27:23 pm »

I'm probably one of the few people who likes Burris.  He doesn't give me the impression that he's crazy or eccentric.  It was odd that he accepted Blago's offer, but he now looks like the smartest guy in Illinois.  If Reid gives him some good assignments and he stays away from divisive talk about race like he has, he has a good chance of winning in '10.

Agree. Watching him on CSPAN gave me a pretty favorable impression.
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« Reply #6 on: January 13, 2009, 03:32:24 pm »
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The only thing burris did wrong was being involved in Blago's scheme.
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« Reply #7 on: January 13, 2009, 03:33:33 pm »
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Maybe he wants to be the first african american President?
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« Reply #8 on: January 13, 2009, 04:01:25 pm »
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Maybe he wants to be the first african american President?

Al, don't be so utterly ridiculous.  You're clearly forgetting somebody.

Everybody knows that Bill Clinton holds that accolade.
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« Reply #9 on: January 13, 2009, 04:05:32 pm »

Burris is counting on Blago to appoint him to the presidency once Obama steps down.  The plan is foolproof, provided that Hillary Clinton agrees to sign the certification papers.

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« Reply #10 on: January 13, 2009, 04:49:44 pm »
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Maybe he wants to be the first african american President?

Al, don't be so utterly ridiculous.  You're clearly forgetting somebody.

Everybody knows that Bill Clinton holds that accolade.

Obama is only half black.

And won't Burris be 79 or 80 by then? That's probably too old to be President.
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« Reply #11 on: January 13, 2009, 08:12:40 pm »
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No way. He is my favorite senator and It'd be dreadful to lose him.
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« Reply #12 on: January 14, 2009, 02:36:01 am »
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Maybe he wants to be the first african american President?

Al, don't be so utterly ridiculous.  You're clearly forgetting somebody.

Everybody knows that Bill Clinton holds that accolade.

Obama is only half black.

And won't Burris be 79 or 80 by then? That's probably too old to be President.

Obama's skin is black, thus he is a black. We have the one drop rule in the states, friend.
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« Reply #13 on: January 14, 2009, 02:09:24 pm »
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Al said "African-American", not "black". Obama is not African-American.
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« Reply #14 on: January 14, 2009, 02:11:49 pm »
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Obama is not African-American.

He's the son of an African and an American.  Couldn't really be much more of one.
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« Reply #15 on: January 14, 2009, 02:24:52 pm »
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Obama is not African-American.

He's the son of an African and an American.  Couldn't really be much more of one.

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He's about the purest example of an African-American there is.
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« Reply #16 on: January 14, 2009, 03:05:09 pm »
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Obama is not African-American.

He's the son of an African and an American.  Couldn't really be much more of one.

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He's about the purest example of an African-American there is.

Except not, as the term is euphemistic not descriptive.
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« Reply #17 on: January 14, 2009, 03:31:11 pm »
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'African American' is an artificial term with an arbitrary definition, but the key part is that it is used interchangeably with 'black'.  Obama is black (sufficiently), so he is therefore African American.

The descriptive definition is the better of the two in this case, anyway.
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« Reply #18 on: January 14, 2009, 04:14:45 pm »
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Burris would beat Palin.

Elliot Spitzer would beat Palin.
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« Reply #19 on: January 14, 2009, 09:01:07 pm »
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Burris would beat Palin.

Elliot Spitzer would beat Palin.

Romney would beat Burris, big time, and Romney would beat Spitzer, obviously, in Rooseveltian '36 fashion.

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« Reply #20 on: January 15, 2009, 02:36:36 am »
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The only thing burris did wrong was being involved in Blago's scheme.

..and naming his kids Roland Jr. & Rolanda.

Alcon and I were joking about names he could have used instead of "Roland II" and we came up with names like "He-Roland" and so on.  I suggested "Rolando" but it turns out that Roland Burris actually tried to get an obviously innocent man named Rolando executed (it was a big deal, people like resigned in order to protest Roland's orders but he still pressed on with the case, another man had already confessed to the crime) so that he didn't look weak coming up to his upcoming race for governor:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/12/31/roland-burris-sought-deat_n_154578.html

So I think Roland Burris isn't all gravy, if you don't mind.  I think directly sacrificing the life of an innocent man for your political ambitions is pretty screwed up
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« Reply #21 on: January 15, 2009, 03:18:11 am »
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The only thing burris did wrong was being involved in Blago's scheme.

..and naming his kids Roland Jr. & Rolanda.

Alcon and I were joking about names he could have used instead of "Roland II" and we came up with names like "He-Roland" and so on.  I suggested "Rolando" but it turns out that Roland Burris actually tried to get an obviously innocent man named Rolando executed (it was a big deal, people like resigned in order to protest Roland's orders but he still pressed on with the case, another man had already confessed to the crime) so that he didn't look weak coming up to his upcoming race for governor:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/12/31/roland-burris-sought-deat_n_154578.html

So I think Roland Burris isn't all gravy, if you don't mind.  I think directly sacrificing the life of an innocent man for your political ambitions is pretty screwed up

Alcon privately contacted me to correct my mistake, we actually talked about his wife settling on Rolanda instead of She-Roland.
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« Reply #22 on: January 17, 2009, 05:21:14 pm »
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  Concerning the debate about Burris being the first African American president, he would be trying to be the first president who come from a traditional US black American heritage, i.e. the desendant of west African slaves who were brought to America, as opposed to Obama who has no black American relatives and is east African on his father's side.
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« Reply #23 on: January 17, 2009, 08:30:39 pm »
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  Concerning the debate about Burris being the first African American president, he would be trying to be the first president who come from a traditional US black American heritage, i.e. the desendant of west African slaves who were brought to America, as opposed to Obama who has no black American relatives and is east African on his father's side.

Except his wife, his daughters, his in-laws...
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« Reply #24 on: December 27, 2012, 10:37:02 pm »
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No. Not Burris. He's a bumbling bafoon, nothing but.
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