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Barack

Yes he did!

Posted on 2008.11.05 at 20:53
Current Music: The E-Types - Love Of The Loved
The Boston Globe website has an amazing collection of 35 photos from the Obama campaign. Love him or hate him or something in between, the man can draw a crowd and take a good picture.



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Comments:


metalclarinet
metalclarinet at 2008-11-06 04:06 (UTC) (Link)
They are good pix, but I wager that there are folks out there with good pix of all of the candidates.

If I could be a fly on the wall, I would like to attend President-elect Obama's first meeting with Putin. What will he see when he looks in Putin's eyes. It won't be someone who thinks they are looking at a mark.
metalclarinet
metalclarinet at 2008-11-06 04:17 (UTC) (Link)

But they missed one picture

metalclarinet
metalclarinet at 2008-11-06 05:07 (UTC) (Link)

And check these....

Baby Dahlia poses with all of the candidates. (And maybe the first one with Obama proves your point. The Hillary pic is good too and the Rudy one is priceless.)

http://www.slate.com/id/2181495/slideshow/2181474/

Myp3uK
sputnik5 at 2008-11-06 18:53 (UTC) (Link)

Is the rain not falling on him??? also,



from electricwojo.com, whoever that is...
jonnymoon at 2008-11-07 19:55 (UTC) (Link)

Re: Is the rain not falling on him??? also,

...the one who will crash the economy like it was a PC on Windows.

Socialism, anyone?

I hope he's as good a president as he was at winning the campaign. Perhaps he can get Acorn to negotiate with the Soviets for him, too? But heck, now that I think about it...they have a lot in common.
Jonathan
theservant at 2008-11-07 21:04 (UTC) (Link)

Re: Is the rain not falling on him??? also,

Soviets?
jonnymoon at 2008-11-08 15:54 (UTC) (Link)

Re: Is the rain not falling on him??? also,

Soviets, Russians, whatever you want to call them.

What's telling is that your question implies that you don't believe they exist any more.

What's more telling is that you didn't address a single thing I said.

Jonathan
theservant at 2008-11-08 22:00 (UTC) (Link)

Re: Is the rain not falling on him??? also,

I think there are important differences between Soviets and Russians, and no, I don't believe that the Soviet Union exists any more.

I'm not sure what else you said- something implying that maybe the economy hasn't already crashed, and something about socialism that might imply that we haven't had a mixed economy for over a century.
jonnymoon at 2008-11-10 04:55 (UTC) (Link)

Re: Is the rain not falling on him??? also,

Yeah, I believe that's probably all you understood of what I was saying.

Howabout this...believe it or not, the economy can, and will get worse under Obama. Say, aren't you Jewish? My God, a Jew voting for Obama is like a cow voting for Burger King. Pfah.

Jonathan
theservant at 2008-11-10 09:00 (UTC) (Link)

Re: Is the rain not falling on him??? also,

Of course the economy could get worse, but it seems that a general change in direction of policies is what is needed.
As for your second point, wasn't Obama's first cabinet appointment of someone who is a more inveterate Zionist than anyone in the Bush administration? His father was in the Irgun!
jonnymoon at 2008-11-10 14:16 (UTC) (Link)

Re: Is the rain not falling on him??? also,

A general change in policies is called for? You mean, as in, we should embrace Marxism? From each according to his capability, to each according to his need?

I disagree.

And as for your second point, I would refer you to the definition of the word, "token".
Jonathan
theservant at 2008-11-10 19:04 (UTC) (Link)

Re: Is the rain not falling on him??? also,

Once again, I fail to see where there is marxism in Obama's economics, other than the sort of ideas which sometimes fall under a broad description of socialism that we have already had in our economy at least since FDR and many before.

I doubt you could really have a token Chief of Staff; that position has some real power to it. If he were secretary of agriculture or something, OK...
jonnymoon at 2008-11-11 04:39 (UTC) (Link)

Re: Is the rain not falling on him??? also,

If you fail to see where there is marxism in Obama's economics, then you either have been isolated from the media for the past four months or so, or you are deliberately ignoring his entire "spread the wealth" idiom. Further, the only socialism I've seen prevalent since FDR has been welfare, and quite frankly, I think we could do with a LOT less of that. Unfortunately, I believe that Obama is going to expand that program.

And when it comes to token positions, it really doesn't matter where...after all, you could go all the way to the presidency for a token. (Especially if you're one of those rich Americans who feels guilty for being rich...well, in that case you can assuage you conscience by electing the ultimate token. There, now that you've flushed the entire country down the toilet, don't you feel better?)

But hey, don't let me rain on your parade. I'm sure the whole world rejoices in your new messiah. I know the terrorists are.
Jonathan
theservant at 2008-11-12 03:22 (UTC) (Link)

Re: Is the rain not falling on him??? also,

How do you know what the terrorists have been doing? Are you pallin' around with them?

"The subjects of every state ought to contribute towards the support of the government, as nearly as possible, in proportion to their respective abilities"

-Adam Smith, "The Wealth of Nations"
jonnymoon at 2008-11-12 20:43 (UTC) (Link)

Re: Is the rain not falling on him??? also,

Submitted for your review:

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/11/08/world/middleeast/08jihadi.html

"The leader of a jihadi group in Iraq argued Friday that the election of Barack Obama as president represented a victory for radical Islamic groups that had battled American forces since the invasion of Iraq."

And Mr Adam Smith sounds like a Marxist to me. If you want to talk about Scottish Professors, I offer a different one to you.




About the time our original thirteen states adopted their new constitution in 1787, Alexander Tyler, a Scottish history professor at the University of Edinburgh , had this to say about the fall of the Athenian Republic some 2,000 years earlier:

'A democracy is always temporary in nature; it simply cannot exist as a permanent form of government. A democracy will continue to exist up until the time that voters discover they can vote themselves generous gifts from the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority always vote for the candidates who promise the most benefits from the public treasury, with the result that every democracy will finally collapse due to loose fiscal policy, which is always followed by a dictatorship.

"The average age of the world's greatest civilizations from the beginning of history, has been about 200 years. During those 200 years, those nations always progressed through the following sequence:

1. from bondage to spiritual faith;
2. from spiritual faith to great courage;
3. from courage to liberty;
4. from liberty to abundance;
5. from abundance to complacency;
6. from complacency to apathy;
7. from apathy to dependence;
8. from dependence back into bondage'

I'd say we were right about the middle of number six, where people are voting in Obama, who promises to increase social programs, thereby increasing the dependency of the PROLETARIAT (that's everyone on welfare and unemployment, a number soon to be increasing).

And to you, I'd say, nice job in moving us toward number 7, and well on our way to number 8.

Nice job.
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