McCain VP pick - his strategists are geniuses.

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  1. Goofus Maximus

    Goofus Maximus Too old to be this dumb!

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    My favorite line from McCain is the "Those jobs are gone. Let's retrain the unemployed for jobs that will never leave!" I always wonder, just what jobs are those? I foresee a day when Mexican maids put on VR goggles, and clean American motels from the comfort of Mexico. We used to think phone bank jobs were safely unmovable, but that sure turned out to be wrong. I don't see any job that is safe from being exported, without Government intervention of some sort or other.

    On the day I'm served Soylent Cola by a robot named Bender, I am totally OUT OF HERE! I'm going to become an illegal immigrant to Canada! To the lands of Yukon and Newfoundland I go, I go!
  2. mistawiskas

    mistawiskas kik n a and takin names

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    Yukon sounds nice, you got any room in that vehicle of your's?
  3. MSP

    MSP Haunting a dead forum...

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    Preach on Shabbaz. My own mother gives me that "You're so lucky!" shit and it pisses me off. I am lucky, but I didn't get here purely on luck. How about some good choices and hard work? My folks had the same opportunities and were just idiots with their finances and careers.
  4. HEAVY-D

    HEAVY-D Eh?!

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    Damnit!!!
    Sorry about that MSP my so-called friend posted that not me. Looks like I'm going to have to log off from now on.
  5. GRP

    GRP oh snap

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    +1 fo' sho

    ... and to contribute to the animosity:

    If you disagree with me on the slightest point, you're a faggot.
  6. Goofus Maximus

    Goofus Maximus Too old to be this dumb!

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    I disagree with you on the slightest point. Nonetheless, I remain heterosexual. :)
  7. Mr. Ali

    Mr. Ali Junior Member

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    My contribution to this thread is that twice we had these old people come to our house telling us to vote yes on californias proposition to ban gay marriage. The first time my sister answered the door and they asked if her mom and dad were home (shes 24). The second time I answered and I told them that I can't vote. Jokes on them though, this household will have 3 people voting no on that proposition.
  8. MSP

    MSP Haunting a dead forum...

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    I totally missed it, what was it? It's virtually impossible to offend me anyway, so no worries.
  9. mistawiskas

    mistawiskas kik n a and takin names

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    The shit is really hitting the financial market fan today:
    Meltdown in US finance system pummels stock market - MSNBC Wire Services - MSNBC.com
    AIG workers on edge as once-safe company in turmoil | U.S. | Reuters
    Fear, doubt across U.S. amid Wall Street storm | U.S. | Reuters

    What was it sims did for a living? (couldn't help myself).;)
    Watch the prez and vices switch gears to keep up with current events.
    Will the VPILF have much to say on economics?, I do not know. Will Obama capitolize on this news?.............I think it's safe to say, He'd be a fool not to.

    BTW: Im still think that VPilf is a hawt potato. Just that fact will draw in the votes of the enamoured.
  10. Goofus Maximus

    Goofus Maximus Too old to be this dumb!

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    They'd like to apply their voting levers to her slot on the ticket!
  11. Sparky

    Sparky ¿sdooɥʍ

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    It was something about disrespecting your parents by saying stuff like that.
  12. ATIzed

    ATIzed New Member

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    You don't think you're being just a little bit too dramatic here? The funny but not shocking thing is, people cheered when the Democrats regained both houses, that they'd end the war (one of the big waves they were riding on), CHANGE things, and looked what happened, they did win, and now they are in charge of the lowest rated Congress in history, and surprise, the war is still going with probably more than a few Democrats getting fat off it themselves, and they've done what of any real significance that has much of anything to do with why they were put in?

    In my opinion too many people have invested far too much into this election thinking Obama is going to personally help them out or change America to match some image they have in their mind of what the country should be. I'm sorry he's just another politician who's getting a whole lot of money from somewhere with a power backing that somehow defeated Hillary Clinton, who's been built up in to something by a lot of media coverage that really kicked up to a feverish level during the primaries.

    The fact that these two awful candidates on both sides could actually be President of my country is just another symptom in my mind of a downward spiral that we've been on for a while, not that I've completely abandoned the thought of negative things leveling off for the country and that there might be positive improvements here and there despite either one of them getting in and bringing their cronies with them.
  13. mistawiskas

    mistawiskas kik n a and takin names

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    Chis, you are giving the office of the puppet president too much credit.
    It isn't really going to matter what scapegoat politician sits in the oval office, that's not where the dollars incentives come from that sways congress.

    Don't feel bad, most everyone cannot see through the smokescreen before us. I believe there is so much more to "being" that I look at the world, knowing this existence isn't all there is, and watch all the silly people trip over bars of gold to pick up nickles.
  14. MSP

    MSP Haunting a dead forum...

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    Ha! Yeah, as promised that wouldn't have offended me at all. My parents were financial knuckleheads. They had every chance at the American Dream but just weren't smart enough to pull it off. I could give lots of specific examples of them snatching defeat from the jaws of victory, but I won't bore you with them.
  15. demonizeZ

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    Alot of people i have talked to are for Obama. Alot of what i have read people are for Obama. Majority of educated young adults are for Obama. Then how the hell Mc Cain numbers are higher?. Even after Mc Cain picked that dummy for VP.

    Not that i care who wins or loose. My world is mostly govern by building with 5 corners. But its been a while since i seen an honest election.
  16. MSP

    MSP Haunting a dead forum...

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    I've never seen any official numbers, but my take on the makeup of the parties is:

    Democrat = young, lots of ethnic folks, low-middle average income
    Republican = older, mostly white, middle-high average income


    So you're probably just not rotating in the right circles. Likewise I don't many people who openly support Obama.
  17. demonizeZ

    demonizeZ Junior Member

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    I read/heard some numbers on FOX news (yes i know they are bias). Also saw some numbers in USA today and few other news papers. Mostly the numbers like 50% to 46% or some thing close to that. Not a huge gap. But still just got me curious.

    middle-high average income. That be like 300k to 1mill+ a year hehe. No middle there :p
  18. Goofus Maximus

    Goofus Maximus Too old to be this dumb!

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    It always strikes me as funny, how folks vote for the EXECUTIVE branch to change how things are run, when it's the LEGISLATIVE branch that sets how things are done, and the Executive branch only gets to decide how best to do it. It's Congress who has to change, and it can't change, because there are hundreds of critters with hundreds of different priorities, and hundreds of different ways (usually mutually exclusive ways) to deal with a problem, leaving the vote up to the lobbying organization who wrangles the most critters for their solution to their problem...
  19. ivwshane

    ivwshane We are all old school!

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    Thats true, but we elected people to congress that are supposed to get things done and do them how we want them done. They haven't been able to because there is still a republican president and they don't have a big enough majority to override a veto.

    If Obama gets elected then it's just one more reason they can't use for why they can't get anything done.