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President and First Lady Vote for McCain-Palin

By Dan Eggen
President Bush and first lady Laura Bush cast their ballots for Republican candidates John McCain and Sarah Palin today as part of the early voting process in Texas, the White House said.

Press secretary Dana Perino said the ballots will be mailed back to Texas today. The president and first lady will spend the night of the Nov. 4 elections at the White House, she said.

Bush, who has struggled with low approval ratings for the past two years, has kept a low profile during the presidential campaign to avoid hurting McCain's chances. Democrat Barack Obama has repeatedly argued that a McCain administration would amount to a continuation of the Bush years, while McCain has tried to distance himself from the current White House.

That effort has intensified over the past two weeks as McCain has lost ground to Obama in the polls. McCain told the Washington Times this week that Bush and other Republicans "just let things get completely out of hand," and he disparaged Bush for failures on spending, the Iraq war and the economy.

McCain gave the newspaper a partial list: "Spending, the conduct of the war in Iraq for years, growth in the size of government, larger than any time since the Great Society, laying a $10 trillion debt on future generations of America, owing $500 billion to China, obviously, failure to both enforce and modernize the regulatory agencies that were designed for the 1930s and certainly not for the 21st century, failure to address the issue of climate change seriously."

"Those are just some of them," McCain added with a laugh.

Perino said earlier this week that "the president stands by his policies. He also stands by John McCain."

Obama's campaign, sensing a fresh opportunity to tie McCain to Bush, quickly notified reporters of Bush's vote, sending out a mass e-mail with the Associated Press story, "Bush votes early for McCain."

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ECONOMICS 104 - Lab

IGNORE ECONOMICS 103.

The Publication: "National Review" is as credible as say....Ashley Todd the auto-mugger.

McNuts have to stick together. (ewww!)

Posted by: thenotoriousflavio | October 25, 2008 4:34 PM | Report abuse

ECONOMICS 103- Lab

Stanley (tool) Works- a Choice Between Jobs and Tax Bill- Raise Business Taxes=Layoffs!

Voting with their feet: when companies 'reincorporate abroad,' are they being unpatriotic? Or responsible?

Publication: National Review
Publication Date: 23-FEB-04 Format: Online

IMAGINE you are the CEO of a major multinational firm. Your chief financial officer comes to you and says if you move your legal home from the United States to Bermuda the company will have a 20 percent increase in net profits. With the increased profits, the company will be able to expand production, hire more workers, more R&D, and pay stockholders a higher dividend.

However, your VP for government relations tells you that if the company changes its legal home you, as the CEO, will be accused of being unpatriotic by some members of Congress and certain presidential candidates. Even worse, these same politicians will threaten to bar your company from obtaining U.S. government contracts, and demand that the IRS and government regulatory agencies single out your company for special scrutiny.

As the CEO of the company, you know you have a fiduciary responsibility to your stockholders to maximize their economic return by all legal and ethical means. You also know that the proposal to move your company is entirely legal and would be considered good management practice. You are also aware that many of the politicians who are likely to attack you are the same people who attacked managers in other industries, like mutual funds, for not being good custodians of investors' money. Despite what thoughtful people will clearly recognize as hypocrisy, those political attack dogs can cause considerable damage to you and your company as they have to other firms engaged in similar totally legal and appropriate behavior.

The Stanley Works (tools) company, for example, had planned in 2002 to reincorporate in Bermuda, in the hope of lowering its tax bill. The move was ditched, however, after political pressure was brought to bear on the company. Subsequently, Stanley was forced to lay off about 1,000 of its U.S. staff.

Posted by: thecannula | October 25, 2008 3:53 PM | Report abuse


Bar Stool Economics 102
Suppose that every day, ten men go out for beer and the bill for all ten comes to $100. If they paid their bill the way we pay our taxes,
it would go something like this:

The first four men (the poorest) would pay nothing. -- drank nothing.
The fifth would pay $1 -- drank tap water.
The sixth would pay $3. -- drank giner-ale
The seventh would pay $7. -- drank bud
The eighth would pay $12. -- drank heineken
The ninth would pay $18. -- drank gin and tonic
The tenth man (the richest) would pay $59.-- drank top shelf XO and wrote it off as a business expense

the rest is bull

Posted by: thenotoriousflavio | October 25, 2008 2:40 PM | Report abuse

McCain's fault!
VOTE NOV. 4 for OBAMA!

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McCain's fault!
VOTE NOV. 4 for OBAMA!

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VOTE NOV. 4 for OBAMA!

McCain's fault!
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McCain's fault!
VOTE NOV. 4 for OBAMA!

Posted by: thenotoriousflavio | October 25, 2008 2:21 PM | Report abuse

(1st WOMAN): I make over $250,000/yr
((2nd WOMAN): I make over $250,000/yr
((3rd WOMAN): I make over $250,000/yr
((NARRATOR): Spread MY wealth?
((1st MAN): I'm supposed to work hard like other people...
((2nd MAN): Just for the common good?
3rd MAN): Obama wants me to pay my fair share of taxes like a REAL PLUMBER?
(4th WOMAN): I make over $250,000/yr! Not you!
(NARRATOR): McCain. Lower Taxes for the Rich. More Corporate Welfare. Erratic.

Posted by: thenotoriousflavio | October 25, 2008 2:19 PM | Report abuse

blockquote>SOCIALISM

Bush started it.
McCain voted for it.


Well, the vast majority of dems would never tolerate true socialist policies let alone communism. So sleep soundly, chickens.

SPREAD THE WEALTH! MOO HA HA HA!

TAX THE RICH INTO DAMNATION! MOO HA HA HA!

BOOGA! BOOGA! BOOGA!

You conservadrone wimps are afraid of EVERYTHING!

GROW YOUR OWN BRAIN and stop relying on FOX NEWS and right-wing-extremist radio to do your thinking for you!

Posted by: thenotoriousflavio | October 25, 2008 2:17 PM | Report abuse

Bar Stool Economics 101
Suppose that every day, ten men go out for beer and the bill for all ten comes to $100. If they paid their bill the way we pay our taxes,
it would go something like this:

The first four men (the poorest) would pay nothing.
The fifth would pay $1.
The sixth would pay $3.
The seventh would pay $7.
The eighth would pay $12.
The ninth would pay $18.
The tenth man (the richest) would pay $59.

So, that's what they decided to do.
The ten men drank in the bar every day and seemed
quite happy with the arrangement, until one day,
the owner threw them a curve.
'Since you are all such good customers, he said, 'I'm going to reduce the cost of your daily beer by $20.
Drinks for the ten now cost just $80.
(So he reduced their bill in proportion to what they currently paid-)
'I only got a dollar out of the $20,'declared the sixth man.
He pointed to the tenth man,' but he got $10!'

'Yeah, that's right,' exclaimed the fifth man.
'I only saved a dollar, too. It's unfair that he got ten times more than I!'
'That's true!!' shouted the seventh man. 'Why should he get $10 back when I got only two? The wealthy get all the breaks!'
'Wait a minute,' yelled the first four men in unison. 'We didn't get anything at all. The system exploits the poor!'

The nine men surrounded the tenth and beat him up.

The next night the tenth man didn't show up for drinks, so the nine sat down and had beers without him. But when it came time to pay the bill, they discovered something important. They didn't have enough money between all of them for even half of the bill!

And that, boys and girls, journalists and college professors, is how our tax system works. The people who pay the highest taxes get the most benefit from a tax reduction. Tax them too much, attack them for being wealthy, and they just may not show up anymore. In fact, they might start drinking overseas where the atmosphere is somewhat friendlier.

David R. Kamerschen, Ph.D.
Professor of Economics, University of Georgia
For those who understand, no explanation is needed.
For those who do not understand, no explanation is possible

Posted by: thecannula | October 25, 2008 2:05 PM | Report abuse

I applaud the President and his wife for voting their conscience.
I have done so as well.
I really think that President Bush has had a rough ride in the White House.
Seriously think about what has transpired during his administration and what he has had to deal with.
Sure, on hindsight there are probably things he would have changed if he could, but he can't.
We are still the luckiest country in this world. We have the right to vote our conscience, we have the right to fight for country, we have the right to free speech, we have so much.
My concern is losing those rights. I feel with Senator Obama, those rights will be trampled on. I realize the comments I have read here, most are Obama supporters, you have that right, but do you have to be so abusive in that right? Where is your self-respect, yes you have the right to free speech, but I have found that in free speech respect while using it serves your purpose better. Respect is the one thing I see lacking in recent events.
Go ahead and vote and while doing so, thank this country for that right as our forefathers fought for us to have that right.

Posted by: cmputz195 | October 25, 2008 1:03 PM | Report abuse

MCCAIN'S OWN WORDS IN 2000 - HE'S A SOFT SOCIALIST FLIP-FLOPPER

STUDENT: Why is it that someone like my father who goes to school for 13 years gets penalized in a huge tax bracket because he's a doctor. Why is that - why does he have to pay higher taxes than everybody else? Just because he makes more money. How is that fair?

MCCAIN: I think you're questioning, questioning the fundamentals of a progressive tax system where people who make more money pay more in taxes than a flat across the board percentage. I think it's to some degree because we feel obviously that wealthy people can afford more. We have over the years beginning with John F. Kennedy reduced some of those marginal tax rates to make them less onerous. I believe that when you really look at the tax code the very wealthy because they can afford tax lawyers and all kinds of loopholes really don't pay as much as you think they do, when you just look at the percentages. And I think middle income Americans, working Americans, who when you count in payroll taxes, sales taxes, mortgage -- all of the, all of the taxes that working Americans pay -- I think you would also think that they also deserve very significant relief.

At that point host Chris Matthews asked for members of the audience to applaud if they support wealthier people paying a higher percentage of their incomes; there was loud applause.

STUDENT: I still don't see how that's fair...aren't we getting closer and closer to Socialism and stuff...?

MCCAIN: Look, here's what I really believe: That when you are, when you reach a certain level of comfort, there's nothing wrong with paying somewhat more. But at the same time it shouldn't be totally out of proportion.

McCain added that the "first people who deserve a tax cut are working Americans...and they're the ones I would support tax cuts for first."

Posted by: seemstome | October 24, 2008 10:54 PM | Report abuse

I wonder what Obama would do if Bush had endorsed him? "I, George Bush, hereby endorse Mr. Obama for president because he is the one that will carry on my administration tax and spend polices. I find he speaks with eloquence. His smile is winsome. His bearing is noble. So, from now on, I be on the campaign trail endorsing Mr. O. What a guy!"

Posted by: PalmSpringsGirl | October 24, 2008 8:56 PM | Report abuse

thenotoriousflavio and Gator-ron, I posted on Ms. Todd already in another thread. Go read my opinion there.

Posted by: MarkInAustin | October 24, 2008 5:54 PM | Report abuse

Obama endorced by:
1. The Washington Post
2. The New York times
3. Colin Powell

McCain endorced by:
1. Al Qaida
2. George Bush
3. Joe the fake plumber
4. ASHLEY TODD the fake victim

(Thanks for the 1st 6 August30

Posted by: thenotoriousflavio | October 24, 2008 5:41 PM | Report abuse

MarkInAustin:

Ashley Todd commentary please?

Posted by: thenotoriousflavio | October 24, 2008 5:39 PM | Report abuse

thecannula claims to be a businessman earning more than 250K. Either he is a liar like the McCain campaign worker that claimed she was assaulted by a politically motivated black man who has been charged with fabricating a crime or he is motivated to say anything in order to get his taxes lowered.

Posted by: Gator-ron | October 24, 2008 5:26 PM | Report abuse

In a few years we will learn that Laura really voted for Obama. The twins have basically said they are voting for Obama and I know mom is probably closer to them than to George.

Posted by: LeRiverend | October 24, 2008 5:25 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: thecannula | October 24, 2008 4:25 PM

Ashley Todd the twenty year old woman who had a reverse B on her right cheek that she claimed was "carved" into her face with a knife by a six foot four black assailant. By coincidence she is a campaign worker for John McCain and her assailant only bettered her when he found out she was a McCain supporter. He was a politically active criminal. If that sounds a little contrived and farfetched, that is because it is. She admitted today that the story was a fabrication.

Her story is no less a fabrication than thecannula's assertion that he is a business man.

He now wants us to believe that as a businessman that he will spend time talking about things for which he has no particular expertise. I could critique the ridiculousness of his proposition. If you are really interested in polls and polling accuracy I will refer the reader to:

http://www.fivethirtyeight.com/

There you will find that the chances of a McCain victory is in one in 25 or the kind of thing that occurs once a century.

The Republican Party has been led by a man who has put campaign further in the gutter than any candidate in the post Truman era. His supporters seem to have no integrity and are wont to dissemble and distort and in the case of Ashley commit a crime for their win at all cost attitude. It would seem to me just to get rid of this gutter mentality in politics that a vote against McCain even not for Obama would send a message how unwanted is their presence in the political system.

To win McCain must win all three of OH, FL and PA. Hold NC, MO, IN, and NV. He must reverse the trend that put Obama in the lead and do it in one fourth the time. Furthermore the financial crisis continues and no issue has captured the attention of the American people while this rages on.

Posted by: Gator-ron | October 24, 2008 5:20 PM | Report abuse


OK you Obama supporters...

I say Obama doesn't have the fortitude needed to set firm United States policy against our enemies. So there.

.

Posted by: Billw3 | October 24, 2008 5:20 PM | Report abuse

From- Investment News- the leading news source for investment advisors

Congress mulls major 401(k) changes
By Sara Hansard
October 7, 2008, 5:18 PM EST Post a Comment Recommend (252)


A wide range of sweeping changes to the 401(k) system were proposed Tuesday at a hearing on how the market crisis has devastated retirement savings plans.
Chief among them was eliminating $80 billion in tax savings for people enrolled in 401(k) retirement savings plans.

This was suggested by the chairman of the House Committee on Education and Labor.

“With respect to the 401(k), it appears to be a plan that is not really well-devised for the changes in the market,” Rep. George Miller, D-Calif., said.

“We’ve invested $80 billion into subsidizing this activity,” he said, referring to tax breaks allowed for 401(k) contributions and savings.

With savings rates going down, “what do we have to start to think about in Congress of whether or not we want to continue and invest that $80 billion for a policy that is not generating what we … say it should?” Mr. Miller said.

Congress should let workers trade their 401(k) assets for guaranteed retirement accounts made up of government bonds, suggested Teresa Ghilarducci, an economics professor at The New School for Social Research in New York.

When workers collected Social Security, the guaranteed retirement account would pay an inflation-adjusted annuity under her plan.

“The way the government now encourages 401(k) plans is to spend $80 billion in tax breaks,” which goes to the highest-income earners, Ms. Ghilarducci said.

That simply results in transferring money from taxed savings accounts to untaxed accounts, she said.

“If we implement automatic [individual retirement accounts] or if we expand the 401(k) system, all we’re doing is adding to this inefficiency,” Ms. Ghilarducci said.

Rep. Robert Andrews, D-N.J., raised the issue of which investment advisers are allowed to offer workers investment advice.

The Department of Labor is considering “loopholes” that would allow advisers to offer “conflicted investment advice if the advisers work for subsidiaries of financial services companies that sell the investments,” he said.

With American workers facing $2 trillion in losses from retirement plans over the past year and Democrats expected to gain seats in the House and the Senate, actions being contemplated by the committee are an important harbinger of what could come out of Congress next year.

(Wonder if a Democratic Congress and White House could get this done? Can't do much about the former, But Can about the latter. Same plan was pushed through in Argentina!)

Posted by: thecannula | October 24, 2008 5:17 PM | Report abuse

From- Investment News- the leading news source for investment advisors

Congress mulls major 401(k) changes
By Sara Hansard
October 7, 2008, 5:18 PM EST Post a Comment Recommend (252)


A wide range of sweeping changes to the 401(k) system were proposed Tuesday at a hearing on how the market crisis has devastated retirement savings plans.
Chief among them was eliminating $80 billion in tax savings for people enrolled in 401(k) retirement savings plans.

This was suggested by the chairman of the House Committee on Education and Labor.

“With respect to the 401(k), it appears to be a plan that is not really well-devised for the changes in the market,” Rep. George Miller, D-Calif., said.

“We’ve invested $80 billion into subsidizing this activity,” he said, referring to tax breaks allowed for 401(k) contributions and savings.

With savings rates going down, “what do we have to start to think about in Congress of whether or not we want to continue and invest that $80 billion for a policy that is not generating what we … say it should?” Mr. Miller said.

Congress should let workers trade their 401(k) assets for guaranteed retirement accounts made up of government bonds, suggested Teresa Ghilarducci, an economics professor at The New School for Social Research in New York.

When workers collected Social Security, the guaranteed retirement account would pay an inflation-adjusted annuity under her plan.

“The way the government now encourages 401(k) plans is to spend $80 billion in tax breaks,” which goes to the highest-income earners, Ms. Ghilarducci said.

That simply results in transferring money from taxed savings accounts to untaxed accounts, she said.

“If we implement automatic [individual retirement accounts] or if we expand the 401(k) system, all we’re doing is adding to this inefficiency,” Ms. Ghilarducci said.

Rep. Robert Andrews, D-N.J., raised the issue of which investment advisers are allowed to offer workers investment advice.

The Department of Labor is considering “loopholes” that would allow advisers to offer “conflicted investment advice if the advisers work for subsidiaries of financial services companies that sell the investments,” he said.

With American workers facing $2 trillion in losses from retirement plans over the past year and Democrats expected to gain seats in the House and the Senate, actions being contemplated by the committee are an important harbinger of what could come out of Congress next year.

(Wonder if a Democratic Congress and White House could get this done? Can't do much about the former, But Can about the latter. Same plan was pushed through in Argentina!)

Posted by: thecannula | October 24, 2008 5:16 PM | Report abuse

VMR1, what's YOUR IQ score?

Posted by: MarkInAustin | October 24, 2008 4:59 PM | Report abuse

Who will you support in 2012, take part in a national poll at http://www.skip08.com

See Mike Huckabee and Al Sharpton fight about Acorn http://www.huckabeeshow.com

Posted by: pastor123 | October 24, 2008 4:56 PM | Report abuse

Well. Let's see. George, Laura, John, Cindy, Todd, Sarah. Krauthammer. That's seven. I'm not sure I can pull the lever. Hmmm. Oh, Joe the Plumber. That's eight.

Posted by: GreenHornet1
----------------------
Wrong GreenHornet, John and Cindy are voting for Obama; Can't you tell that John is disgusted with Sarah and will do just about anything to keep her from being the next VP. I'm convenced he's voting for Obama--that's the McCain we all know, lol...

Posted by: Beingsensible | October 24, 2008 4:56 PM | Report abuse

Democrats Planning to Tax Our 401K's?- No Wonder Obama dropping with those making 30k-75k/year!

Polltrack.com today-

If we drop out the Zogby survey--polling that has been erratic and out of sync with most other organizations--Obama's lead drops to 4.2%, 48.8% to 44.6%. Odder still, are the results of the IBD/TIPP daily tracking poll (worthy of notice, because TIPP was the most accurate pollster in 2004, predicting the outcome within a fraction of a percentage point): they show the race virtually dead even nationally. IBD/TIPP writes: "McCain has cut into Obama's lead for a second day and is now just 1.1 points behind. The spread was 3.7 Wednesday and 6.0 Tuesday. The Republican is making headway with middle- and working- class voters, and has surged 10 points in two days among those earning between $30,000 and $75,000. He has also gone from an 11-point deficit to a 9-point lead among Catholics."

Posted by: thecannula | October 24, 2008 4:51 PM | Report abuse

MarkInAustin:


You're less than intelligent. And, of course, THAT makes you more American.
Very logical.

Posted by: VMR1 | October 24, 2008 4:48 PM | Report abuse

August30:
If you look at the bottom of that endorsement article, you find they did not speak for Al Quida. McCain has the fortitude to stand against Al Quida, Obama does not.


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Posted by: Billw3 | October 24, 2008 4:44 PM | Report abuse

President & 1st lady vote for McCAin-PAlin....just as McCAin rips the President apart for 8 years of failed policies.


This is such an effin' theater... :))

Posted by: VMR1 | October 24, 2008 4:44 PM | Report abuse

Obama endorced by:
1. The Washington Post
2. The New York times
3. Colin Powell

McCain endorced by:
1. Al Qaida
2. George Bush
3. Joe the fake plumber

'Nuff said.

Posted by: August30 | October 24, 2008 4:37 PM | Report abuse

dlyn, how do you explain LAURA Bush's vote then?

Posted by: MarkInAustin | October 24, 2008 4:33 PM | Report abuse

Goes to show you "once a slow learner - "still" a slow learner ! But why would this surprise anyone !He still has no curiosity about anything but making money for his big oil & pharma buddies ! But then maybe Chaney "told" him who to vote for like he tells him everything else to do !!

Posted by: dlyn | October 24, 2008 4:30 PM | Report abuse

marco: Stop getting so technical. The majority of THOSE WHO VOTE this time round will vote for Obama.

...and just think of it....if you carry texas 8 million to zero you STILL only get
34 electoral votes....not enough I'm afraid even with Wyoming and Alaska.

....as for Ohio, maybe those "white working class" voters are finally waking up...

HeeHaa!

:-)

Posted by: toritto | October 24, 2008 4:30 PM | Report abuse

Polltrack.com today-

If we drop out the Zogby survey--polling that has been erratic and out of sync with most other organizations--Obama's lead drops to 4.2%, 48.8% to 44.6%. Odder still, are the results of the IBD/TIPP daily tracking poll (worthy of notice, because TIPP was the most accurate pollster in 2004, predicting the outcome within a fraction of a percentage point): they show the race virtually dead even nationally. IBD/TIPP writes: "McCain has cut into Obama's lead for a second day and is now just 1.1 points behind. The spread was 3.7 Wednesday and 6.0 Tuesday. The Republican is making headway with middle- and working- class voters, and has surged 10 points in two days among those earning between $30,000 and $75,000. He has also gone from an 11-point deficit to a 9-point lead among Catholics."

Posted by: thecannula | October 24, 2008 4:25 PM | Report abuse

toritto, the "majority" (150+ million) will not vote for Obama either. For instance, my kids aren't even old enough to vote yet (that won't stop voter fraud in Ohio though).

Posted by: MarkInAustin | October 24, 2008 4:22 PM | Report abuse

GreenHornet1, my vote will make NINE.

Posted by: MarkInAustin | October 24, 2008 4:21 PM | Report abuse

MarkfromAustin,

I am voting for America by voting for Obama. I still consider you American even though you are from ...Mexicas...I mean Texas.

Posted by: scrappyc20001 | October 24, 2008 4:17 PM | Report abuse

Hey Marco: Wrapping yourself in the flag and carrying the cross around isnt "americanism"....its fascism.

Besides, we're gonna give Texas back to Mexico!

Ticks you off don't it that the MAJORITY of Americans dont agree with you. Guess we're all "less american" than you.

Texas is outta step this time around.

HeeHaa!!

:-)

Posted by: toritto | October 24, 2008 4:17 PM | Report abuse

Well. Let's see. George, Laura, John, Cindy, Todd, Sarah. Krauthammer. That's seven. I'm not sure I can pull the lever. Hmmm. Oh, Joe the Plumber. That's eight.

Posted by: GreenHornet1 | October 24, 2008 4:15 PM | Report abuse

President and Mrs Bush need to announce their support for McCain because even a McCain advisor, Chareles Fried has announced his vote for Obama. No longer can you assume that because they are a prominent Republican that the support will go to McCain. Colin Powell, Wm Weld the former MA governor, Arne Carlson, former MN governor, Fen Adelman, a conservative foreign policy expert are some of the Republicans coming out for Obama.

The number of votes they represent is of no practical importance. What is important is that there is an expression of dissatisfaction with the Republican Party that McCain now leads and in part Sarah Palin is the lightening rod for that dissatisfaction.

What it requires to be oblivious to the ineptitude of Sarah Palin is to have your personal fortunes so tied to the party or so rabid a supporter that you are unable to process any information that is unfavorable to your cause because for years to come Ms Palin will be the poster child for what was wrong with the Republican cause.

Posted by: Gator-ron | October 24, 2008 4:14 PM | Report abuse

toritto, you can't expect to insult the Great REPUBLIC of Texas and get away with it. You can easily decide to stop reading my "nonsense" but I shall not quit writing that anyone who votes for Obama is "less than American."

Posted by: MarkInAustin | October 24, 2008 4:12 PM | Report abuse

Oh Mark: We are all Americans. Always were - always have been.

Grandpa served with Pershing. Uncles Tony and Pete were at Guadalcanal. Cousin Joey was on the New Jersey off Korea. My brother and I both served (I did four years) in the Army during 'Nam.

I earned my right to vote for who ever the hell I choose without getting nonsense from you about being "less of an American".

:-)

Oh we dont need Alaska for victory either.

Posted by: toritto | October 24, 2008 3:51 PM | Report abuse

Fox News says Palin gave back all the high priced clothes the Republican party bought for her .... She's wearing her coon skin cap again.

Posted by: gatorsn09 | October 24, 2008 3:48 PM | Report abuse

Ashley Todd the McCain campaign aide that was attacked and had a reverse B carved into her face has admitted fabricating the story.

How coincidental that her attacker was black and he scratched a reverse "B" on her face which would be the result of a self inflicted injury done in the mirror. The assailant would have had to be politically active and only became violent when her political position became known.

This woman apparently only has experience with men from the political right and she projected the behavior on to the political left.

This woman lacks the veracity that most of those who post for McCain here lack. They feel that repeating inaccurate information repeatedly will substitute for the truth. I am not suggesting that McCain order this behavior but his win at any cost behavior that he exhibited when he fell behind in the polls and wanted to change the subject from the economy to Ayers sets the depth to which his supporters should go to win this election for him.

The Republican Party at present represents mendacity that we all can rely on and that is something that the Republicans need to change.


Posted by: Gator-ron | October 24, 2008 3:48 PM | Report abuse

Are Felons allowed to vote ? Oh, he's not convicted "YET"

Posted by: gatorsn09 | October 24, 2008 3:46 PM | Report abuse

toritto, you mean "Pro-American" areas of the country?

Posted by: MarkInAustin | October 24, 2008 3:41 PM | Report abuse

linda_521, the President of the United States voting, and the actual candidates voting for themselves, are actually legitimate news stories.

Posted by: MarkInAustin | October 24, 2008 3:41 PM | Report abuse

Who cares? They vote in Texas. We don't need Texas anyway. Think of them as disenfranchised this election cycle.

...along with Wyoming...

:-)

Posted by: toritto | October 24, 2008 3:33 PM | Report abuse

Did you actually need to waste time, effort, and energy in reporting this. I'm sure daddy G and Mom B voted for McCain also. Don't you want to report that Cheny also voted for McCain. And, then he voted for himself. You have a combined IQ of 5.

Posted by: linda_521 | October 24, 2008 3:29 PM | Report abuse

Wow now that's an endorsement for McCain he doesn't want to get out.

Posted by: AverageJane | October 24, 2008 3:28 PM | Report abuse

Doesn't this just about seal the deal for everyone? How can anyone support another decision by Bush. Obama alone predicted the central message of this election two years ago. ........................

http://thefiresidepost.com/2008/10/21/the-prophecy-of-barack-obama/

Posted by: glclark4750 | October 24, 2008 3:27 PM | Report abuse

So Bush is voting for four more years of Bush (McCain)...


BIG FREAKING SURPRISE!!!
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cd0Kb2SnD_Q
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Posted by: DrainYou | October 24, 2008 3:25 PM | Report abuse

Jokes heard today at a Republican Country Club:

"What's the difference between an investment banker and a Dominos pizza?

answer: A Dominos pizza can still feed a family of four!!

Whats the capital of Iceland?

answer: About $6.75!!!


Yuch Yuch!!

:-)

Posted by: toritto | October 24, 2008 3:21 PM | Report abuse

And, mine will make three at least.

Posted by: MarkInAustin | October 24, 2008 3:14 PM | Report abuse

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