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To: Pogeu Mahone who wrote (113710)5/27/2008 3:20:20 PM
From: longnshort
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Obama also spoke about his uncle, who was part of the American brigade that helped to liberate Auschwitz. He said the family legend is that, upon returning from war, his uncle spent six months in an attic. “Now obviously, something had really affected him deeply, but at that time there just weren’t the kinds of facilities to help somebody work through that kind of pain,” Obama said. “That’s why this idea of making sure that every single veteran, when they are discharged, are screened for post-traumatic stress disorder and given the mental health services that they need – that’s why it’s so important.”

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To: Knighty Tin who wrote (113705)5/27/2008 4:46:37 PM
From: goldworldnet
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The UN is dominated by despot and communist countries and as such its value is marginal at best.

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To: Freedom Fighter who wrote (113699)5/27/2008 6:10:27 PM
From: steve harris
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I understand. Right now, 18 holes of golf sounds like more fun than waiting in line to vote for either of two liberals, both set on destroying our economy with their man made global warming nonsense.

And I thought Jimmy Carter was bad....

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To: steve harris who wrote (113715)5/27/2008 8:38:25 PM
From: Lazarus_Long
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You're gonna ADORE Jimmy when those two are done!

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To: Freedom Fighter who wrote (113699)5/27/2008 8:54:23 PM
From: Lazarus_Long
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A 3rd party vote is essentially ALWAYS a protest vote - particularly in Presidential elections. You just vote it knowing that - that you are sending a signal to the 2 major parties that you are seriously dissatisfied with their nominees. Very occasionally, this is not true. In 1856, the new Republican Party, running John C, Fremont for President, beat the old established Whig Party. However, the Democrats had more votes and won the Presidency with the respected and well known President James Buchanan. The Whigs died before the 1860 election and had no candidate in that election. The conventional Democrats ran Stephen Douglas against Republican Abraham Lincoln and lost. (There were also 2 other parties in that election.)

In 1816 the Federalist Party ran for the last time. In 1820 the Democrats ran against themselves (you expected better? :-).
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To: goldworldnet who wrote (113714)5/27/2008 8:57:11 PM
From: Lazarus_Long
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Wasn't it the UN that stopped the civil war in Yugoslavia? :-)
And Sudan? :-)
Didn't they settle the Arab-Israeli dispute? :-)

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To: longnshort who wrote (113713)5/27/2008 9:03:08 PM
From: Lazarus_Long
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The Manchurian Candidate?
"Like with his previously-unmentioned trip to Pakistan, Obama — the subject of two autobiographies, other biographies, and countless magazine and newspaper profiles — there are still chapters of his life story not yet explored."
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To: longnshort who wrote (113713)5/27/2008 9:05:16 PM
From: Lazarus_Long
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There's a SLIGHT problem here. The RUSSIANS liberated Auschwitz! So unless Obama's uncle served in the Red Army (not impossible, considering) it didn't happen.
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To: longnshort who wrote (113711)5/27/2008 9:13:28 PM
From: Lazarus_Long
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Sweet column: Obama's gaffes start to pile up.

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Barack Obama's presidential campaign, 46 days old on Tuesday, has run into some speed bumps, created because of a series of missteps magnified because he is under microscopic scrutiny.

It's too early to say whether the gaffes slow Obama's momentum -- or if they become barricades, extracting a more significant price for the Illinois Democrat's White House bid. They are getting noticed.

Consider the items that have been accumulating since Obama announced on Feb. 10:

• Marking the anniversary of the March 1965 "Bloody Sunday" in Selma, Ala., Obama, speaking at a church, said his parents got together "because of what happened in Selma." Obama was born in 1961.

• Obama told Larry King on CNN -- asked about that anti-Hillary Rodham Clinton YouTube ad, a doctored version of a spot created for Apple computers -- "We don't have the technical capacity to create something like that."

Obama did not know what he was talking about. Any professional media consultant can manipulate images on video. Turns out the creator -- unmasked last week as a political operative who worked for a firm overseeing the technical side of Obama's Web site -- made it at home on a Mac.

• Obama, asked if homosexuality was immoral, in the wake of comments by Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman Gen. Peter Pace, sidestepped the question. After pressure from gay groups, Obama issued a statement stating he did not agree with Pace "that homosexuality is immoral."

Cynicism is like terrorism?
• One of Obama's stump lines is that the biggest obstacle he fights is not any of his rivals, it is cynicism. He used a variation of it during a reception he hosted at a conference here sponsored by AIPAC, the American Israel Public Affairs Committee. Displaying a tin ear, Obama said that one of the enemies is not "just terrorists" or "just Hezbollah" or "just Hamas" -- "it's also cynicism."

• The Tribune dug this up: Obama, in his memoir, Dreams of My Father, writes of a story in Life magazine that influenced him -- about a black man trying to bleach his skin white. No such article could be found in Life or Ebony.

Insider or outsider?
• Another Obama stump line -- he said it again Tuesday morning to the Communications Workers of America here -- is that "I've been long enough in Washington to know that Washington needs to change." He is running against Washington yet his campaign is populated with political professionals who are Washington insiders.

• Obama's embrace of some rhetoric used by rival John Edwards is getting attention. Edwards, in a 2003 speech made for his first presidential run said, "I've spent enough time in Washington to know how much we need to change Washington."

Bill Burton, an Obama spokesman, said in reaction to the Obama stumbles: "If there are people looking for a candidate running to be the darling of the Washington insider crowd, this campaign is not for them. We are encouraged by the growing, unflinching support of Americans who believe we can transform our country by changing our politics."

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Posted by Lynn Sweet on March 28, 2007 08:04 AM
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To: Lazarus_Long who wrote (113716)5/27/2008 9:26:52 PM
From: steve harris
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With Jimmy, cash in the bank would at least earn interest.

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