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Old 11-01-2008, 08:17 PM   #781
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When asked about children who were turned away empty-handed and crying, she said: "Oh well. Everybody has a choice."
With any luck she'll be the one crying for the next eight years.
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Old 11-01-2008, 08:25 PM   #782
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I'll think of that woman on Tuesday night.
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Old 11-01-2008, 09:11 PM   #783
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Just for the hell of it, since I'm home sick, I watched most of the Mike Huckabee show on Fox tonight. I was curious to see what Fox was saying at this point, with an Obama victory in sight. They had on Eagleberger and Bolton as "expert" speakers. Bolton obviously was pro McCain as to be expected, and so was Eagleberger. But the latter was so incoherant and ridiculous that even Huckabee was cutting him off (or it was done in the editing room). Saying things like "Obama is a charlaton" without any justification at all.
Horrible, horrible people. I am sure theat race is an issue here.
The main message of the show was finances. Huckabee left it off with the same kind of message of fear that the Bush admisnistration has fed us for the last eight years, saying something like "Are YOU going to be allright the day after the election" or some bullshit.....
Ugg. I want the last hour of my life back.
It's amazing how hard it is for racists to accept a black man (well, half black) will be president......
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"Are YOU going to be allright the day after the election"
Well, either I'll be really happy or kind of ticked off, but I guess I'll manage . . . thanks Mike Huckabee.
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Old 11-01-2008, 10:05 PM   #785
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Depends on your picks in the drinking game, I guess.
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I was thinking of maybe an "eating the leftover Halloween candy" game, since I gotta work on Wednesday.

But that might go badly too, despite a low hangover risk
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Old 11-01-2008, 10:25 PM   #787
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Personally, I think I'll be fine regardless to be quite honest.
But that doesn't mean that because I won't be directly affected millions of others won't.
United States citizens are all part of a larger picture, and yet still retain our individual realities. I for one am willing to give up any kind of self-protection in order to benefit the most in this country, and our standing in the world.

Anyway, Huckabee is a game show host douchebag.
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My friend & I were talking about election day. We were wondering if we'd be breaking out the champagne or something to celebrate a victory, or getting so plastered in order to deal with the reality if, god forbid, our candidate does not win. I better pick up a split of champagne or something for Tuesday :Pray:
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I plan on pulling an all-nighter on Tuesday....
I've never done that before...I've always stayed up until 2am or so and then gone to bed, only to wake in the morning to find out who's been elected.
Not this time; I will have a steady flow of alcohol going from 9pm (when I get home from work) until the announcement is made....even if it's 8am.....
I know I won't sleep; so I'm preparing for a long night of anxiety.....
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I haven't decided what I'm doing, I'll probably go to one of the two parties that are happening.

Unfortunately I have to and I mean HAVE TO be up at 7 am the next day, so it will probably be a 4 hr sleep or so, thankfully I'm actually used to those.
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Old 11-01-2008, 11:36 PM   #791
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haha... McCain was funny on SNL...

watch the opener folks..
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He was actually funny.....too bad that's a side of him we haven't sen in 4 months.

Too little, too late.
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^ yep he was. Both me and the hubby agreed on that one


Btw.. Starbucks is giving out free coffee on Nov. 4th (tall size) I just saw the commercial.
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Several gay friends and wealthy gay donors to Senator Barack Obama have asked him over the years why, as a matter of logic and fairness, he opposes same-sex marriage even though he has condemned old miscegenation laws that would have barred his black father from marrying his white mother.

The difference, Mr. Obama has told them, is religion.

As a Christian — he is a member of the United Church of Christ — Mr. Obama believes that marriage is a sacred union, a blessing from God, and one that is intended for a man and a woman exclusively, according to these supporters and Obama campaign advisers. While he does not favor laws that ban same-sex marriage, and has said he is “open to the possibility” that his views may be “misguided,” he does not support it and is not inclined to fight for it, his advisers say.

Senator John McCain also opposes same-sex marriage, but unlike Mr. Obama’s, his position is influenced by generational and cultural experiences rather than a religious conviction, McCain advisers say.

But Mr. McCain, reflecting his strongly held views on federalism, has also broken with many Republican senators and joined Mr. Obama and most Democrats to oppose amending the United States Constitution to ban same-sex marriage, arguing that the issue should be left to the states to decide.

The candidates have very different positions, though, when it comes to the state level. Mr. Obama opposes amending state constitutions to define marriage as a heterosexual institution, describing such proposals as discriminatory. Mr. McCain, however, has been active in such efforts: On the most expensive and heated battle to ban same-sex marriage this year, a proposed constitutional amendment in California known as Proposition 8, he has endorsed the measure and sharply criticized a State Supreme Court ruling that granted same-sex couples the right to marry.

Mr. Obama has spoken out against Proposition 8, and opponents of the measure hope that a huge Democratic turnout in California on Nov. 4 — and, possibly, depressed turnout among conservatives — will help defeat it. At the same time, some Democrats say that if many socially conservative blacks and Hispanics turn out to support Mr. Obama, but oppose same-sex marriage, the amendment’s chances for passage could improve.

While same-sex marriage is not expected to play a consequential role in the elections on Tuesday — unlike in 2004, when a proposed ban in Ohio was widely seen as hurting the Democratic presidential nominee that year, Senator John Kerry — passions remain high for voters on both sides. Some gay Democrats had hoped, in particular, that Mr. Obama would extend his message of unity and tolerance to their fight on the issue.

“Barack is an intellectual guy, and I know he has been thinking through his position on gay marriage, and what is fair for all people,” said Michael Bauer, an openly gay fund-raiser for Mr. Obama and an adviser to his campaign on gay issues. “But he is just not there with us on this issue.”

Some gay allies of Mr. Obama thought, during a televised Democratic forum in Los Angeles in August 2007, that he might come out in favor of same-sex marriage, after he was asked if his position supporting civil unions but not same-sex marriage was tantamount to “separate but equal.”

“Look, when my parents got married in 1961, it would have been illegal for them to be married in a number of states in the South,” Mr. Obama said. “So, obviously, this is something that I understand intimately. It’s something that I care about.”

At that point, he veered onto legal rights, saying that — both in 1961 and today — it was more important to fight for nondiscrimination laws and employment protections than for marriage.

Mr. Obama has spoken only occasionally about his religious beliefs influencing his views on same-sex marriage, and he has indicated that he is wary of linking his religion to policy decisions.

“I’m a Christian,” Mr. Obama said on a radio program in his 2004 race for Senate. “And so, although I try not to have my religious beliefs dominate or determine my political views on this issue, I do believe that tradition, and my religious beliefs say that marriage is something sanctified between a man and a woman.”

In one of his books, “The Audacity of Hope,” however, Mr. Obama describes a conversation with a lesbian supporter who became upset when he cited his religious views to explain his opposition.

“She felt that by bringing religion into the equation, I was suggesting that she, and others like her, were somehow bad people,” he wrote. “I felt bad, and told her so in a return call. As I spoke to her, I was reminded that no matter how much Christians who oppose homosexuality may claim that they hate the sin but love the sinner, such a judgment inflicts pain on good people.”

“And I was reminded,” Mr. Obama added, “that it is my obligation, not only as an elected official in a pluralistic society but also as a Christian, to remain open to the possibility that my unwillingness to support gay marriage is misguided, just as I cannot claim infallibility in my support of abortion rights.”
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Barack Obama, a liar or a religious bigot?

He has given statements which make him seem like an unbeliever, I would lean towards the whole religious objection to gay marriage being a lie, calculated to be sure but probably necessary, same goes for sticking with Reverend Wright, it was only poor judgement when Wright became a liability.
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Barack Obama, a liar or a religious bigot?

He has given statements which make him seem like an unbeliever, I would lean towards the whole religious objection to gay marriage being a lie, calculated to be sure but probably necessary, same goes for sticking with Reverend Wright, it was only poor judgement when Wright became a liability.
I don't believe he is a Muslim or a Christian

It seems he chose Wright's church for political reasons

when it became a political liablity he disassociated


he is against Gay Marriage for political reasons, not religious reasons.
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