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Old 09-24-2008, 09:46 PM   #346
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You start a quote without the / in the tag, but end it with it.
[ Quote]Text[ / Quote] (of course, without the spaces)


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Old 09-24-2008, 09:50 PM   #347
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He only quoted one post and split it into segments as diemen has done before, so this option doesn't work.
However, in the advanced form there is this button to wrap quote tags around sentences.
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Old 09-24-2008, 09:59 PM   #348
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He hammers the falsification of financial records to benefit executives, including Franklin Raines and Jim Johnson, both of whom have worked as advisers to Barack Obama this year.
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McCain and Keating had become personal friends following their initial contacts in 1981,[11] and McCain was the closest socially to Keating of the five senators.[25] Like DeConcini, McCain considered Keating a constituent as he lived in Arizona.[22] Between 1982 and 1987, McCain had received $112,000 in political contributions from Keating and his associates.[26] In addition, McCain's wife Cindy McCain and her father Jim Hensley had invested $359,100 in a Keating shopping center in April 1986, a year before McCain met with the regulators. McCain, his family, and their baby-sitter had made nine trips at Keating's expense, sometimes aboard Keating's jet. Three of the trips were made during vacations to Keating's opulent Bahamas retreat at Cat Cay. McCain did not pay Keating (in the amount of $13,433) for some of the trips until years after they were taken, when he learned that Keating was in trouble over Lincoln.[7][27]
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YouTube - David Letterman Reacts to John McCain Suspending Campaign
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Old 09-24-2008, 10:48 PM   #350
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In this speech, McCain managed to predict the entire collapse that has forced the government to eat Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, along with Bear Stearns and AIG. He hammers the falsification of financial records to benefit executives, including Franklin Raines and Jim Johnson, both of whom have worked as advisers to Barack Obama this year. McCain also noted the power of their lobbying efforts to forestall oversight over their business practices. He finishes with the warning that proved all too prescient over the past few days and weeks.

It never made it out of committee. Chris Dodd, then the ranking member of the Banking Committee and now its chair, was in the middle of receiving preferential loan treatment from Countrywide Mortgage, one of the companies gaming the system in the credit crisis. Meanwhile, Barack Obama took hundreds of thousands of dollars from the lobbyists McCain mentions in this speech, making him the #2 recipient of Fannie/Freddie money.
PolitiFact Truth-O-Meter - McCain's 'warning' on Fannie & Freddie

CNN Political Ticker - Fact Check: Did Obama ‘profit’ from Fannie and Freddie?

Obama's Fannie Mae 'Connection' - Washington Post Fact Checker

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Oh, and that part about Fannie Mae’s CEO being on Obama’s VP committee? Sort of. On June 4, Obama announced that Caroline Kennedy, Eric Holder and Jim Johnson would head his VP search committee. Kennedy, of course, is the daughter of JFK. Holder was Bill Clinton’s deputy attorney general. Johnson remained on Obama’s committee for just a week. He resigned on June 11, amid allegations that Johnson received preferential treatment from Countrywide Financial Corp.

But Johnson wasn’t the current CEO of Fannie Mae, as you might think from listening to McCain. He left nine years ago, in 1999.


Also, you too should cite your sources when cutting and pasting.
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Old 09-24-2008, 11:49 PM   #351
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And yet the Obama Tsunami reference again. Which everyone has said is pointless.


it's also why there's a single individual on my Ignore List.
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YouTube - David Letterman Reacts to John McCain Suspending Campaign

This is the greatest thing that I have maybe ever seen from Dave.
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i wonder, what's Mittens up to these days? isn't he out of work?
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i wonder, what's Mittens up to these days? isn't he out of work?
I swear I had that same thought earlier today.
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i wonder, what's Mittens up to these days? isn't he out of work?
the man has large bank.


i suppose his busy w philanthropic, chartitable work, church service and helping a few hair stylists w modeling shows to get more free hair product.



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i suppose his busy w philanthropic, chartitable work, church service and helping a few hair stylists w modeling shows to get more free hair product.



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i would love to see Tagg up there with Track and Trigg.
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i wonder, what's Mittens up to these days? isn't he out of work?
Um...who is Mittens?
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Um...who is Mittens?


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^ my apologies if that photo frightens any non-Mormon children or causes anitram to cry herself to sleep tonight.

speaking of sleep ...
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some historical perspective:

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Today is September 24. On this day in 1864, Abraham Lincoln presided over a country at war with itself and a party split to its roots over the question of how to plan for the nation’s reconstruction—to such an extent that on this day, Lincoln reluctantly accepted the resignation of Montgomery Blair, his Postmaster General and a valued advisor, owing to disputes over plans for Reconstruction.

Yet the campaign for the presidency was “now being prosecuted with the utmost vigor,” as one could read in the New York Times.

On this day in 1932, with the nation mired in the Great Depression, you could read Will Rogers in the New York Times saying “This is a year that will bring out lots of votes, for the voter has nothing to do but vote; his 1932 employment consists entirely of voting.” Managing the economic crisis was assuredly a full time job.

Yet Herbert Hoover prepared to give a large speech in Iowa and Franklin Roosevelt had just given what became a famous address to the Commonwealth Club of San Francisco.

On this day in 1944, the US prepared one of the most ambitious postwar occupations in history for Germany, while American forces in the Pacific prepared an assault on the Philippines on the way to Japan.

Yet President Roosevelt had just officially launched his campaign for a fourth term, while Thomas Dewey took his turn speaking in San Francisco, challenging Roosevelt’s supremacy.

All these examples suggest the contest for the presidency has been an indispensable part of American democracy, enduring even in the greatest of crises. But somehow, on this day in 2008, John McCain announced the suspension of his campaign for the presidency and asked for an extension in preparing for this week’s presidential debate.
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