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Old 09-11-2012, 04:32 PM   #861
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As an American liberal, I would only be happy to endorse a mass campaign to eat at a restaurant if the restaurant's food were entirely vegan, organic, and locally-grown. And all of the ingredients must be delivered via a bicycle whose rider only eats the sort of food served at this restaurant. And the parking lot must have a machine that tickets anyone who parks a car in it instead of a bicycle, and destroys all non-Prius cars. And the restaurant, including that machine, must be solar powered. And the employees must be hired according to affirmative action quotas, naturally including those for LGBT people. The employees will belong to a union and earn a starting salary of $400,000/year plus benefits, though they must donate at least 90% of that in order to avoid being part of the 1%. Prayer must be punishable by heavy fines (called "taxation") in this restaurant, and use of the pronouns "he" and "she" (and their derivatives) must be enough to get one kicked out. The restaurant must take liberal advantage of government aid; if it's not in itself a welfare queen, then I hate it. All people over 50 must be banned, and the restaurant's speakers must blare out NPR all day. Yep, that would be my kind of restaurant.
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I'm pretty sure that restaurant already exists in numerous locations throughout Melbourne's hipster inner hipster north.
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I'm pretty sure that restaurant already exists in numerous locations throughout Melbourne's hipster inner hipster north.
Post of the year here people.
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I love that-just awesome. Now I have to check out the Romney one



The video was posted by Hugh Atkin, an Australian lawyer – yes, that explains the odd cameo by Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard – who has been in the viral political video business since 2008.

Atkin is bipartisan in his satire. He uploaded in March “Will the Real Mitt Romney Please Stand Up,” set to Eminem’s “The Real Slim Shady.” That video has been viewed more than 4 million times.
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^That was good. Liked the Romney one too.
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Old 09-19-2012, 01:23 PM   #867
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Stolen from B&C.

Obama administration denies plan to invade Canada - POLITICO.com



Although, I still believe the Kroeger/Levigne marriage and album could be construed as an act of war. So, those Canadians shouldn't get to complacent on this.
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Pew National Poll: Obama leads 51-43 among likely voters - Democratic Underground


Big deal? What does it mean?

Keep in mind, Obama has 47% automatically, so of the contested voters (the other 53%) he has only gotten 4%

4% goes for Obama? the other 49%??

as they say Obama is beginning this race on 3rd base.
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Old 09-24-2012, 09:35 PM   #869
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Page 4: 'This Week' Transcript: David Axelrod and Reince Priebus - ABC News

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Overheard on This Week yesterday morning:

ROBERT REICH: Can I just say something? Because immigration reform is going to be a central issue for this country for the next 20 years, because the Baby Boomers are aging. We have an aging population. The only way we can improve the ratio of people who are working to people who are retired is taking in young immigrants from the rest of the world. And anybody who doesn't realize that and understand this is on the wrong side of history.
Was he supposed to say that? Admit the Welfare State is collapsing, that Medicare and Social Security truly are Ponzi schemes requiring an ever-increasing flow of "investors."

Oh well it'll work, just look at Europe. Mass immigration is working wonders there.
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Was he supposed to say that? Admit the Welfare State is collapsing, that Medicare and Social Security truly are Ponzi schemes requiring an ever-increasing flow of "investors."

Oh well it'll work, just look at Europe. Mass immigration is working wonders there.
Nice twist...
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Wolf Blitzer suggested Monday that President Obama's decision to go on "The View" will be "potentially a missed opportunity" to meet with foreign leaders.
Obama does not have bilateral meetings scheduled for the United Nations General Assembly this week, but will tape an episode of "The View" in New York on Monday. The administration has defended the decision, explaining that Secretary of State Clinton will meet with people.
Wolf Blitzer: Obama's 'View' Appearance Could Be 'Missed Opportunity' To Meet With World Leaders (VIDEO)

I have to agree with this. While it is true that we are weeks away from a major election, Obama is still the President of our country and he still has work to do with doing foreign relations with other world leaders. Just beause he's running for re-election doesn't mean that he stops being the President. I don't know who advised him on this, but I don't think it was very wise.
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Wtf? Back slowly away from the baton and cheerleader outfit Madonna. At times like these I think about Elton John skewering her and I lmao. Well I do no matter what


Madonna Obama Black Muslim
Madonna called Obama a "black Muslim in the White House."

Madonna brought her MDNA Tour to Washington, D.C. on Monday night, and added a bizarre dose of politics to the show.

"Y'all better vote for f--king Obama, OK? For better or for worse, all right? We have a black Muslim in the White House. Now that's some amazing s--t," she said. "It means there is hope in this country. And Obama is fighting for gay rights, so support the man, goddamnit."
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It's hard to argue with a f--king powerful endorsement such as that.
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It's hard to argue with a f--king powerful endorsement such as that.


I agree
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I was there. I didn't even hear "Muslim."

Pretty sure she was taking a dig at the birthers.

Was also the lamest part of the show. She was trying to sound all tough an gangster and it was just silly.

She doesuch better when shes mixing pop iconography and musical genres. The show was nicely dark and very high tech, and because its Madonna it came across like a Catholic rave.
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Has anyone seen the latest Newsweek magazine cover? Andrew Sullivan is calling President Obama "The Democrat's Reagan". As much I as like Obama I don't know that the analogy fits. I don't see him winning in a landslide like Reagan did, and it's too soon to say if he's going to have the kind totemic reverence among Democrats that Reagan gets among Republicans.

I think Bill Clinton would be a better "Democrat Reagan."

I'm finding Newsweek increasingly lame and sensational.
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Pretty sure she was taking a dig at the birthers.
I figured that-but taken out of context and by certain people....

Newsweek is behaving like Madonna-desperate to be relevant. I like Madonna but it isn't the 80's anymore. I guess that's her 2012 version of a sex book and burning crosses. It's like her in a cheerleader's outfit-silly and kinda embarrassing. And taking jabs at Lady Gaga (when she clearly just idolizes her)-just silly and makes her look catty and envious. Cue Elton-please, just please. Meowch.
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I think that Bill Clinton and Franklin Delano Roosevelt have the best cases of being the Democratic Reagan. Of 20th/21st century Democratic presidents...

Woodrow Wilson: I like him a lot, but he's not that well known anymore, and he had racist tendencies (I like him for things other than his racist tendencies).
Franklin D. Roosevelt: The Great Keynesian. Massively important for American economic history, and World War II increases his historical prominence.
Harry S Truman: Fairly well regarded, but he tends to be overshadowed by FDR.
John F. Kennedy: Very well regarded, but he wasn't able to accomplish a whole lot before his assassination.
Lyndon B. Johnson: Vietnam.
Jimmy Carter: Not very well regarded.
Bill Clinton: President during an economic boom, and a time many Americans remember fondly. For better or for worse, generally a moderating force for the Democrats, which I think generally makes Republicans like him better than Democrats like Reagan. The Lewinsky scandal was unfortunate and not to his credit, but it doesn't seem to be marring his approval ratings nowadays.
Barack Obama: I like him a lot, but, unless things really pick up economically in the next four years (which I am not convinced of, under any president), I don't think people will remember 2009-2017 too fondly, and that will hurt Obama even among future Democrats.
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Madonna said something shocking to get attention? GET MY SMELLING SALTS.

Everything she has done lately has just reeked of desperation.

That being said, I can't wait to see her in Seattle next week!

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And taking jabs at Lady Gaga (when she clearly just idolizes her)-just silly and makes her look catty and envious.
YES. THIS.
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Irvine, MrsS, and Cori summed up my thoughts on the Madonna thing (and I too like a lot of her music).

Besides that, like undecided voters are going to look to her to figure out who they'll vote for?

digitize, good summary of the Democratic presidents there. It's just too hard and too soon to predict how Obama will be looked at in history. Especially since some of the things he does now, or will do should he get his second term, may take years even beyond his time in office before we properly start seeing the results. It's not often people see the results of a president's actions immediately.

Ten years from now, if not longer, we'll be able to start better figuring out where he ranks among the Democrats. I hope he will be regarded among the best, I hope his second term is amazing in what it accomplishes. But I do think he will get some respectable consideration for what he did accomplish, even if it isn't as much as we hoped it would be.
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