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I’m desperately hoping (hint, hint) that with a new administration, a new sense of direction, a belief in change (hint, hint), that we’re not having to see moments like this where some folks have a their own agenda and bottom line. So much for doing things for the good of country. I hope this isn’t a representation of what other parts of the country are going through. The day to start changing doesn’t begin when a new person is in charge of you, it’s when you decide to be in charge for yourself for the good of the many. I hope this doesn’t start a trend.

Obama campaign workers angry over unpaid wages
Posted: Nov 5, 2008 03:38 PM
Updated: Nov 6, 2008 10:47 AM
Diane Jefferson

Indianapolis – Lines were long and tempers flared Wednesday not to vote but to get paid for canvassing for Barack Obama. Several hundred people are still waiting to get their pay for last-minute campaigning. Police were called to the Obama campaign office on North Meridian Street downtown to control the crowd.

The line was long and the crowd was angry at times.

“I want my money today! It’s my money. I want it right now!” yelled one former campaign worker.


Sometimes when there is so much doom and gloom in one’s life, or in this case, one country’s life, sometimes the release of humor can not only be the release you need, it’s therapeutic. It makes you stop being so intense and refocuses your mind to the task at hand. Humor has to be a necessary requirement for a candidate to possess. Ronald Reagan had a sense of humor during times when our relationship with the Soviet Union was wearing thin and even after there was an attempted assassination on his life. Presenting yourself as funny when the time calls for it bring the seriousness of the situation down to a level that everyone can all be. George H. Bush didn’t have a sense of humor. We made more fun of him than he was able to do so himself. Bill Clinton always had a smile on his face and a quip up his sleeve (insert the reasons why here). George W. Bush had a sense of humor in the beginning but after the country was attacked physically, economically, and spiritually, no amount of stand-up could save him. Often he was looked at like the guy who always laughed at his same joke while others looked on shaking their heads. He should have poked more fun at himself. Instead of being a jokester, he was the butt of all jokes. Nowadays, you can’t even see him as much unless he’s addressing the country in serious tones.

Now Obama has made attempts to be funny, but it often looks like he’s being made to read the jokes with side notes telling him when to smile and laugh. See what I mean by seeing the clip below.

By contrast, McCain looks like he’s put on his smoking jacket and is about to reflect upon the funnier times that he’s lived through. There’s a lot to be said about life experience giving you the perspective to find the funny angles of life.

Now let’s take a look at where the center of comedy and politics are focused upon – Saturday Night Live. No discussion, just observe delivery of humor.

Obama’s Appearance on SNL

McCain’s Latest Appearance on SNL

So apparently, his grandmother in Kenya says he was born in Kenya

But this report tells me that he was forced to be a citizen of Indonesia so he could go to school there.

But then recently, the State of Hawaii deemed his birth certificate as authentic and thus born in Hawaii as an American citizen.

And then to add insult to injury someone else decides that McCain isn’t a US citizen either!

Here’s the bottom line. Obama and Co. surely must know that this is now circulating amongst the public. Not only that, he’s established a reputation in responding to his critics and fending them off – whether you choose to buy his explinations or not. This questioning of his citizenship is no longer a matter of opinion like his past associations, but a matter of fact that needs to be answered. So why not silence your detractors and come up with the additional transcripts (from each of the colleges that you attended, for example which makes you bring these things before being admitted) that further support your claim to US citizenship? People are talking, the media’s not addressing it yet, and once again, we’re being forced to focus our attention away from getting this country back on track to your legitimacy of the Oval Office. Make up my mind, someone! I’ve got to cast my vote in a couple more days! Sheesh!

Yes, we’ve reached the all races, creatures, and levels to determine who’s got the edge.

Comedian Rich Kuras infiltrates the World of Warcraft to poll players on the 2008 Presidential Election.
We broke down the results per race and Class. What we found may…and please excuse the pun…WOW you!

So much of where Obama’s story begins is usually in Chicago after Harvard. We know little of his parents, and his grandmother’s on her deathbed. Is it any wonder that with no siblings or next of kin, we look for who were the influences in his life. I find it odd that for influences, he’s got too many questionable figures coming to the forefront. Is he that solitary of a man? Surely we can locate his next of kin? And with this story that’s breaking from a source in ENGLAND, we managed to find Barack’s aunt and uncle. You will be very surprised to see how the rest of Obama’s family is living.

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Howard Stern secretly replaced Obama’s policies and replaced them with McCain. Will the staunch supporters be able to tell the difference? Let’s find out…

Click here to listen to audio

All of the information via television, radio, internet, and newspapers. All the debate watching, the pundits, the bloggers, the wikipedia entries, the campaigning, the good and not so good ads, the parodies on SNL, all this and even more – NULLIFIED BY YOUR IGNORANCE! WHY DO WE EVEN BOTHER VOTING? NO WONDER THE ELECTORAL COLLEGE IS THE REAL CLINCHER IN THIS AND EVERY ELECTION!

People! When are we going to start learning on our own!!!

People! When are we going to start learning on our own!!!

Children do not need to be dragged into politics. Forcing your political opinions upon your children goes against what this country was established in the first place. They’re not mature enough to understand all the nuances of each candidate, much less all the mud slinging that comes with it. Teach them about democracy, the political system, the current leaders in postion and that’s it! Heck, I’m just now getting involved in all of this and it makes my head spin!

Here are two prime examples.

Obama Youth Junior Fraternity Regiment


Anti-Obama t-shirts cause disruption in class.

What are we teaching our kids at such an early age? Hope in the country, or hate in the nation? Let them see people for what they are worth so they can formulate their own opinions when they are mature enough to do so. Have them show you how they see things from their perspective. You’re the ones running this country for their future’s sake. They’re the ones that are going to take care of us when we’re too old!

Rolling Stone contributing editor Tim Dickenson covers National Affairs and Politics. He released a video summarizing each point because he felt the media was betting the wrong candidate (what’s he reading?! I see just the opposite). View the video first then come back here.

#5. John McCain is a Washington outsider.

I think this is a double-edged sword. How can you be an effective politician if you don’t know how the inside works? The same can be said about Palin, who’s truly an outsider but has no concept of the inside. In essence, the only way McCain can be an outsider again is by having someone like Palin advise him on her perspective of Washington affairs. Makes sense now doesn’t it? Also makes sense why Palin’s had such limited press coverage. Considering that ALL major broadcast news is slanted to certain degrees, would it not be obvious that they would try to mold Palin’s thinking? Knowing she’s a blank slate? But I digress, McCain’s making an effort to show that he’s on the outside. He’s acknowledging that after all these years in Washington, “this pen is old” and a new pen needs to be introduced.

#4. McCain was a “top gun” pilot.

Yes, the word “Maverick” has been used relentlessly but Dickenson uses it again to describe that McCain isn’t the “Top Gun” maverick that he enjoys being called. He starts referring to his academic standing at Annapolis (Naval Academy), graduating 5th from the bottom of a class of 900 students (for the record, Jimmy Carter is the only Naval Acedmy graduate who became president – his rank was 59 out of 820, draw your own conclusions), his antics as a naval pilot (drinking, playing poker, craps, dog track, etc.) and crashing planes deeming him more of a fly boy than a top gun. I laughed when I heard him say all of this with a straight face. Rolling Stone Magazine is telling me that McCain is against the grain, rebellious, outspoken, and marches to the beat of his own drum? OMG, tell me this is not happening! Kinda reminds me of a great Hollywood flick with John Candy.

#3. McCain was the central hero of P.O.W. camps.

Who said he was the central hero? My history books spoke of many tortured P.O.W.’s. I have a brain and know this. Who are you talking to that’s gullible enough to believe this? Of course, by summarizing the facts as it is clearly being done by Dickenson only reaffirms McCain’s allegiance to country first. Where most soldiers went home to live quiet lives after the war, McCain decided to make an impact in politics. This myth is a little far fetched to me.

#2. John McCain is a straight-talking reformer.

I thought Dickenson would spend some time talking about this more than any other of the points. Of course, I had to dig this information because the mainstream media hasn’t elaborated on this point. Is there a reason why? Click here and here to read about The Reformers Institute. What I personally make of this is McCain once again tries to innovate and infuse reform but ends up abandoning the RI because there are too many other influences that would allow this to run squeaky clean. Guilty by association. Sounds like another Keating 5 to me.

#1. John McCain always puts “country first”.

Sounds like most of the failures that have occurred in John McCain’s life has been when he puts his personal interests first. His first marriage, drug abuse past, his attempt to suspend his campaign and work on bailout bill for Wall Street. His attempts to put “country first” fail due to lack of cooperation from team players or just not enough background checks by himself or his supporters. Will he able able to wield enough influence to cause the reform he’s promising? Will his supporters jump ship on him again when he desperately needs them in the critical hour? He can’t even count on the current party’s administration to back him up because everyone’s trying to distance themselves from Bush. On the other hand, is Obama’s playing on the fears of this country to his advantage by selling the same old politics, different day talk? This country is guilty and gunshy of allowing politicians take advatange of our fears.

Someone tell me otherwise. It’s easy to get caught up in defending a candidate but it’s downright annoying to watch journalists take sides and not just endorse candidates but start discrediting the opponent. Again, we know that all these candidates have had a checkered past. That’s been more than obvious. Discuss who’s more qualified, who can follow through, and who can be held accountable. It used to be a parent’s desire to see their child grow up and be President of the US but nowadays, it’s better to be an athlete or entertainer – no accountability to anyone but yourself!

1st Debate Ratings Comparisons

Nielson Media Research

National household ratings for earlier presidential debates (each year’s first debate only):

2008: McCain-Obama: 34.7

2004: Kerry-Bush: 39.4

2000: Bush-Gore: 31.7

1996: Clinton-Dole: 31.6

1992: Clinton-Bush-Perot: 38.3

1988: Bush-Dukakis: 36.8

1984: Reagan-Mondale: 45.3

1980: Carter-Reagan: 58.9

1976: Ford-Carter: 53.5