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I wish I'd grown up in Canada, the educational system is far superior to ours, and of course, so is the healthcare system. You don't have to cough up a week's pay for a routine office visit.

Croissants, yum yum, one of my favorite things! Thank goodness Bush and the "patriots" didn't do away with them like they did French Fries.


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quote:
I live on an Aitken Crescent, so I know it well that Aitken has a silent t.  

Let's another argument have about contorted but correct syntax.
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M --  Bother why?  Or is that: Bother! Why?

Two offerings to be burnt:

1.

I sometimes find it practical
In matters thought syntactical
That when limit I me to one word,
My phrasing out comes less absurd.


2.

If one took a hammer
To each instance of odd grammar
that appears on pages Pip,
One's eyes would soon grow bleary,
And one's hammer arm quite weary,
Though amusing be the trip.

I hope this isn't getting off topic.

Jimbeaux  

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Hits the spot, Jim!

Anyway, a shout out to Bob. Somewhere in the Alley I mentioned a Naomi Wolf interview I'd watched and promised to post the link. Here it is. Very interesting stuff and well presented.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_XgkeTanCGI
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I don't have a sewing needle to fix your open thread, but I can contribute to a topic that has always bothered me:

Democrats always point to the 'rich Republicans' and how they did this and that:
here is a list, in exact order of earnings by $ of the top 38 senators and what they earn:

Senate millionaires
John Kerry, D-Massachusetts: $163,626,399
Herb Kohl, D-Wisconsin: $111,015,016
John Rockefeller, D -West Virginia: $81,648,018
Jon Corzine, D-New Jersey: $71,035,025
Dianne Feinstein, D-California: $26,377,109
Peter Fitzgerald, R-Illinois: $26,132,013
Frank Lautenberg, D-New Jersey $17,789,018
Bill Frist, R-Tennessee: $15,108,042
John Edwards, D-North Carolina: $12,844,029
Edward Kennedy, D-Massachusetts: $9,905,009
Jeff Bingaman, D-New Mexico: $7,981,015
Bob Graham, D-Florida:  $7,691,052
Richard Shelby, R-Alabama: $7,085,012
Gordon Smith, R-Oregon: $6,429,011
Lincoln Chafee, R-Rhode Island: $6,296,010
Ben Nelson, D-Nebraska: $6,267,028
Lamar Alexander, R-Tennessee: $4,823,018
Mike DeWine, R-Ohio: $4,308,093
Mark Dayton, D-Minnesota: $3,974,037
Ben Campbell, R-Colorado: $3,165,007
Chuck Hagel, R-Nebraska: $2,963,013
Olympia Snowe, R-Maine: $2,955,037
James Talent, R-Missouri: $2,843,031
Arlen Specter, R-Pennsylvania: $2,045,016
Judd Gregg, R-New Hampshire: $1,916,026
John McCain, R-Arizona: $1,838,010
James Inhofe, R-Oklahoma: $1,570,043
John Warner, R-Virginia: $1,545,039
Kay Bailey Hutchison, R - Texas:  $1,513,046
Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky: $1,511,017
Harry Reid, D-Nevada: $1,500,040
Sam Brownback, R-Kansas: $1,491,018
Thomas Carper, D-Delaware: $1,482,017
Ted Stevens, R-Alaska: $1,417,013
Maria Cantwell, D-Washington: $1,264,999
Barbara Boxer, D-California: $1,172,003
Orrin Hatch, R-Utah: $1,086,023
Mary Landrieu, D-Louisiana: $1,080,014
Bill Nelson, D-Florida: $1,073,014
Charles Grassley, R-Iowa: $1,016,024
*These figures are base estimates provided by senators on their financial disclosure forms.  
http://www.cnn.com/2003/ALLPOLITICS/06/13/senators.finances/

*** REVISION NOTE
Current figures are not assembled - so this would be pertinent to the last election, but not necessarily this one.  Also H.Clinton thru book sales easily got onto this short list.  Sorry about the out of date listing, but it's the closest I could get to current.  If you have a more current one, by all means, please post it.   The wives incomes are not included in the individual senators total incomes.  A senator is required to file his tax return 'individually' by law.  This post, like most of my posts, serves one of three purposes:  to expose the fallacies of a myth; and/or to bring light to an important topic that the media ignores (for whatever reason and sometimes I just like to defend a deserving underdog!  ***

18 of these are Dems/20 are Repubs
The Top 5 earners all all Dem's
In the Top 12 earners, 10 of them are Dems

***footnote:  I recently got to interview a fairly new Senator.  He's not rich, makes about $150,000 a year, and has to somehow pay for a home and maintain it in two locations:  here and Washington D.C.   He says that what voters don't know is that several of the guys at the bottom of the Senator earnings list wind up sleeping in their offices because they can't afford a 2nd home.  They shave and shower daily at their local gym after workout, and spend many many lonely evenings with only their thoughts while their family is far away in their own comfortable beds.  Just thought that aside was worth nothing...errrr....noting.  t.b

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D-45A6I-N5I&feature=related


I repeat...show me your friends and I'll tell you who you are.

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Interesting that you should post that list, tb. I see McCain's name on it as being among the richest but not Obama's or Biden's.

Well, Balladeer, that certainly is an interesting video. Thanks for posting. It's an excellent example of the smear tactics McCain supporters have resorted to. As they say, desperate measures for desperate folks.

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Jenn,

I am not surprised that we don't see Obama's name on the list...

we haven't even seen his birth certificate.

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Just curious, who is the "we" you're talking about, Sunshine, and why would they want to see Obama's birth certificate? Anyway, if you want to see it, Google would be the place to start.
Not sure what connection Obama's name not being on the list has to with his birth certificate. Is there one?

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OMG, McCain referred to Obama as "that one" and then wouldn't shake his hand after the debate. How rude!
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[Edit Please talk about the post, Bob, not the posters. - Ron]

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(peeks in after long hiatus)


Who else here thought the debate format tonight was terrible? Last thing I heard, we were promised 1) a "town hall" debate format, where 2) audience members were given the ability to ask their questions live and 3) the moderator Tom Brokaw would forward questions submitted via the Internet.

In contrast, unless either candidate happened to stand very close to the audience member (like when McCain shook Terry's hand or Obama stood several feet away explaining his position on one question) not only did the audience barely get to ask anything..........they weren't even allowed a follow-up or footage of their reactions. With new voter registrations soaring through the roof this election cycle, it's especially absurd to me there wasn't a more inclusive feel here. Top that with Brokaw's rigidity as a moderator and the entire ninety minutes felt utterly dull!

*

Having said that, Obama will all but certainly win this election after tonight. McCain had no embarrassing moments (I'm not convinced that "That One" moment will have much staying power) but neither did Obama, and post-debate polling already indicates not only are Obama's favorable ratings and advantages on economic policy continuing to increase, but he's even stealing thunder in an area traditionally playing to McCain's advantage: who is depicted as the "stronger leader".

Sarah Palin's style of campaigning this past week certainly hasn't been helping either. I defended her at the beginning (even when I knew she was a terrible VP pick from the beginning) from criticisms I thought were disingenuous regarding the experience issue, but now she sounds incredibly desperate, to the point where, while campaigning in Clearwater, Florida, she was unable to speak when someone shouted "Kill him!" in the audience after bringing up Ayers, nor when she criticized the Couric interview and the media in general and a handful in the audience started threatening reporters on-site. Despite her lack of experience, she nonetheless had potential to be a popular candidate with her special brand of charm and folksiness, but she has instead traded much of it off for low-brow desperate attacks which, frankly, will only sink the campaign further. Granted Biden has made his share of gaffes, like suggesting Franklin D. Roosevelt was president in 1929 (in fact it was Herbert Hoover) and got on television when the stock market crashed (um, television wasn't invented until a decade later at the World's Fair) most recently, but with both McCain and Palin's unfavorables moving up sharply, the inevitable attacks their campaign and 527's favoring them will make won't make any significant difference.

Sincerely,
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Noah...you are such a gentleman. I don't agree with you, but I sure think you say things nice
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Re: Birth certificate.
.

http://www.phxnews.com/fullstory.php?article=63543  

Re: The word "we". Read that as "we the people..."
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Sorry, Sunshine, I'm not seeing the point. I too have only a certified copy of my birth certificate and it's been accepted as a legal document whenever I've needed to show proof of citizenship. So why is Obama's certified copy, which is shown on his website, not a legal document?

Interesting note, seems like there's also some question about McCain's birth certificate, whether or not he's a natural born citizen. Have you read about that?

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Yes, Jenn, I have, and I'm about ready for a "do over".  

As for the legality of the Obama site photostat copy, Jenn, I don't have it in my hands and cannot be certain that what we see is actually what is. All I know is that to date, he has either refused or objected to showing anyone the real thing. So it makes me ask, why?
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Palin "terrorists"!
http://www.salon.com/opinion/feature/2008/10/07/palins_unamerican/

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While what you brought up is important in that it highlights how disingenuous Palin has been on the ground of her attacking Obama's connections with individuals that are arguably more than suspect, nonetheless I believe most voters simply are disenchanted with the kind of campaigning and they want to hear about where they stand on pocketbook issues in particular.

In a typical election season where you have a generally pro-incumbency fragrance filling the atmosphere, one candidate is more apt about getting away with personal attacks in that sort of setting. However, when there's an anti-incumbency vibe sweeping the nation, and you have an economic crisis gripping the nation (it wouldn't be a recession in the traditional sense of the word since traditionally you must have three consecutive quarters of net economic loss to have a recession in the true sense of the word) then those fears of your financial health and providing for your family overshadow the personality attacks candidates will unleash on one another.

This is essentially another "It's the economy, stupid!" brand of election, where the candidate that looks best on this issue will win. At this point, either candidate would be wasting time going with the Ayers and the Voglers, and whoever spends the most time talking about pocketbook issues will win. And Obama presently has a wide advantage exceeding his national poll numbers on this issue.

Sincerely,
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I couldn't provide my original birth certificate either, Sunshine, not even if the Bush Administration sent me to Gitmo and had me waterboarded. I simply don't have it, just a certified copy like Obama has of his.

Have you seen McCain's birth certificate, held it in your hands and verified it was genuine and that the information is correct?

I think perhaps we can rest assured that both sides have digently explored the question of whether or not the opposition candidate meets the legal requirements for holding office and accept that questions about Obama's and McCain's birth/birth certificates are more internet conspiracy theories than anything else.
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Before we say, fraudently, that Sarah Palin has terrorist friends:

1) there is zero connection between her and Joe Vogler of the AIP
2) Joe Vogler is dead, murdered, as he said he would be, and mysteriously
3) Todd Palin is not a member of the group, but was at one time
4) The group itself is a States-Rights group, not a terrorist group
5) Vogler never terrorized anyone, so how does that make him a terrorist?
6) Sarah Palin's only connection with them was at a fundraiser where she said to AIG: keep up the good work.  Big deal.
7) Vogler never went to dinner with Palins, were friends, or even casual friends.  Palin herself wasn't Governor until 15 years AFTER Vogler died.  Facts matter people.  

Salon dot com is one of the WORST blog sites for not tying facts to allegations.  Here is a classic example of how two totally unrelated people are thrown together by Salon in order to propogate a smear lie to counter balance Obama's ties with Ayres.  It's so transparent, its nauseating.  
T.Bear

p.s.  To be fair here, I am not convinced that Obama's relationship to Bill Ayers (Weatherman terrorist) is much closer, although Ayers did have Obama in his living room to promote his candidancy in 1995.  The later links between Ayers and Obama are extremely tenuous at best.  They served on a board together 13 times.   I think the conservatives are simply trying to make a cause that Ayers and him WERE both radicals at one time, and that perhaps Ayers had some influence on Obama.  Still, until concrete evidence surfaces that the two are still in cohoots over Gosh-knows-what, then I'll reserve judgement on the Obama-Ayers connection.  

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The scariest thing about this McCain smear tactic is that it's inflaming McCain's base and cranking up the hate factor. In my opinion, that's irresponsible and very, very dangerous.

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YouTube: John McCain/Sarah Palin In Bethlehem, Pennsylvania: October 8th, 2008

No complaints about anything he said here. I'm just utterly baffled where that "prisoners" part came from. Was this just a Freudian slip or something?

Sincerely,
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I wonder how this "anything goes" thread is being turned toward yet another bunch of ludicrous, but unfunny, political diatribes.

To paraphrase the remark of a Senator who's name I've forgotten to Senator Joe McCarthy, who's name only Republicans forget, I ask:  "Have you, at last, sirs, no sense of humor?  No sense of humor at all?"

Notice, this is directed at posts, not posters.

T-Bear:  Thank you for the list.  It confirms my belief that Democrats are at least as savvy capitalists as Republicans.
I suggest, with some temerity, that capitalism in an economic system while democracy is a political system.

There are capitalists in both Russia and China, though neither of those countries seem to be shining examples of democracy at work.  There are capitalists in Kenya and Uganda, though neither of thos countries seem to be shining examples of anything that works at all.

Now, we all know that Obama's parents came from Lithuania, that he was educated in a madras in Ethopia, that he bows three time a day to Mecca, that he never eats chitlin's (a code name for pork,) is really a really a white guy in black face, has a state certified and notarized fradulent copy of his birth certificate, good enough to get a driver's license, but not the real thing, and that his first car was a Toyota -- purchased BEFORE Toyotas were manufactured in America!

So why do we keep beating these dead horses to death?  They are already dead.  Why can't we just accept or bury them and move on.  Oh, I know -- to Move On is to secretly admit a kinship with that communist fund raising organization!  So why then, can't we just get over it?

Personally, I don't care that Sarah Palin had to repeat the third grade twice.  At least, she got through it, and intelligence has never been a qualification for office.  And I don't mind that she fed her children moose meat, despite moose being known carriers of the salmonella bacteria.  If she wants to put her children at risk, including the six she had outside of wedlock -- and none of whom can provide birth certificates -- well, that's her business.

And we all know that Alaska wasn't even a State until 1959 and the people still talk like Canadians, but that's not necessarily a disqualification for running for office.  Even the Kennedy's spoke some kind of mangled American-ish incomprehensible to voters in Iowa.  And so what if she didn't like her brother in law!  I don't like my brother-in-law either, and if I could figure out a way to trump up some charges against him and make his life miserable out of spite, I probably would too!

And look, I don't mind that McCain spent an extended period of time in a VA hospital undergoing psycological counseling.  Lincoln himself was something of a manic-depressive nut case, even though he was never a prisoner of war.  And if McCain fooled around and finally married for money,  well, what harm that?  It worked for Anna Nicole Smith and everybody who married Anna Nicole Smith after her sugar daddy died.  Isn't that the American way?

I even understand why McCain hasn't published his birth certificate.  In the original document obtained by the New York Times and its left wing liberal media correspondents, McCain's birth date is clearly July 13, 1917, making him irrefutably 90 years old.  It is to McCains great credit, or genetics, that he is able to hide the more obvious symptions of age related dementia, and hasn't resorted to the use of a cane to hobble around.  This, I think, is particularly courageous, given the fact that at any moment he is likely to fall off the national stage.

The only advice I can give to Joe Biden would be good advice.  I'm sorry if this comes a little late Joe, after poor advice ruined your chances for the nomination, but don't try to walk and chew gum at the same time.  Just cop to your birthday, publish your tax returns, admit that every word in the Bible, particularly one of those written in English, is a verbatim transcript of everything that God ever said, and let the American people choose.

It's sort of a shame that they will actually be choosing the half-black Muslim rabble rouser you're running with, but hey, keep your nose clean and you get to go along for the ride.  

OK, I'm done with posting satire in this thread.  In a few weeks, though, I hope to start a new thread entitled "Neener, neener, neener!"  My only remark will be "Neener, neener neener!"

Best, Jimbeaux

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Jim, chill, I put up the plaque. OK?  See, right there in the back booth over the passed out wino.

Seriously, I know we keep beating dead horses, but I think a lot of us are really scared (I know I am) and need to let off steam or take another shot at trying to persuade others to see the light that we've seen regarding who would be best to lead us out of the darkness the Bush Adminstration has created.
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Hi Jenn  -- I said I would chill, "IN THIS THREAD ONLY" per the suggestion in your post.  You can already tell how sincere that remark was by the fact that I'm posting again ten minutes later.  As to "giving it a rest," I'm just being a chicken picking at the odd bit of corn.  Many posts and ripostes in PiP forums are so amatuerish as to be beneath contempt.  I'm talking about posts, not posters.    

I just wrote a note to Ron thanking him for letting this thread, which includes both purposeful satire and the inane, to co-exist.

Yeah, we all, left, right, and English people, occasionally choose to let off steam.  There aren't many venues which permit steam whistles from trains going in six different directions at the same time.

From the start, this thread was, and is, open to satire, as part of "anything goes."  Anyone else interested in the differences between satire, sarcasm, polemics, and lunacy?  My guess is not, just as there was no interest, in this, a literary site, in the nature of inverted syntax.

Oh well, I certainly can't expect anyone to be amused by what amuses me.

On the other hand. McCain will be defeated handily, so don't worry.

Most of my remarks in Pip are "defrosted" a wee bit anyway.

Best, Jimbeaux
 
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