OtherArea: Mississippi/Memphis/New York
I went to the game last night and was surrounded on all sides by Kobe worshipers...I mean Laker fans. Funny thing though, when I saw the Griz take on the Bulls and Celtics a few years ago, those teams also had a ton of local fans even though they were having bad seasons and the Griz were playoff-bound.
Since you bring it up, the point was that wolves are endangered, and the only reason to shoot them is because they are big game. Palin disregarded this by allowing the insane shooting from helicopters. That is a FACT. Obama did object to Reverend Wright and did not know about his taken out of context rant until this year. Is a non-issue like Reverend Wright all you can bring up? Obama doesn't have to wear a flag pin. If patriotism is defined by wearing a flag pin (most likely made in China), patriotism sadly has no meaning anymore. Palin's family in fact does have a history of supporting a secessionist party, which is hypocritical as she runs for vice president of the United States. So what, Palin insures that even the wealthiest Alaskans get a 3000 dollar check, paid for by us, regular Americans, every time we fill up at the pump? I don't know about you, but that isn't fair.
First, to put aside the John McCain is a fiscal conservative crap, no neocon who supports the endless Iraq debacle is fiscally responsible. Neither is someone like Palin who supported the "Bridge to Nowhere" and subsequently used the earmarked money for other projects. Several other known facts stand in the way of Palin, which is why she doesn't talk about them. She tried her hardest to ban books ranging from Faulkner to Harry Potter from the Wasilla library. She may not be Ted Stevens, but she is still under investigation for corruption. She lies about selling her private jet on ebay, only to acquire a much larger one (made in Brazil). As governor, she allows the illegal shooting of wolves (which people shoot as game) from helicopters. She rampantly pushes for drilling as a means of solving the energy crisis, while drilling is not a real solution and only enriches her state's coffers. She welcomes the convention of a secessionist group that her husband has supported (yes, if it's OK for Republicans to attack Michelle Obama, it is also important for us to know actual FACTS about Palin's husband). And outside the area with a population smaller than Jacksonville, she doesn't know who funds Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac and then "coauthors" an editorial about them two days later. Unlike the smears against Barack Obama, which we have been hearing for the last year and a half, these are known facts about Palin.
Hey, isn't that an old saying in Tennessee?
The disturbing events of the past week go along the lines of this: Gustav heads toward New Orleans, Bush conveniently avoids speaking at the convention, McCain (by the way, was he a POW?) suddenly talks change, and Palin puts all media doubts about her background and stance on actual issues aside by delivering this mean-spirited line of teleprompted bullshit.
Only in the Republican Party can someone go from being the most inexperienced running mate in history to a force so strong that she puts the nominee in the lead and causes the demotion of the few people in the mainstream media who dare to objectively question her credentials.
"It will be held in a first-class, premier hotel in a beautiful and secure country setting that is still just a short ride from the Memphis region airport." DeSoto County, maybe?
What advice can Ford give to Obama? Obama has already spent much more time with rural voters, especially the types who may actually vote for a black Democrat, than Ford ever did. I don't exactly understand why the media gives Ford so much credibility. He was in the spotlight when he ran for senate, but he lost. He may be charismatic and "moderate" enough to even endorse Republicans now, but seriously, his whole moderate conservative platform obviously did not and does not work, and this guy's only experience is getting elected to Congress as a Ford in Memphis.
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