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Kaili Joy Gray, in an excellent diary, pointed out Willard's key moral failing.

CHRIS WALLACE: So, Tagg, what are family meals like?
TAGG ROMNEY: A little bit of craziness. Dad always goes in line first because he doesn't want to wait for all the grand children because it takes forever. Parents are cutting their meat and he's usually finished by the time the rest of us sit down
This speaks to the heart of the wealth unit's problem, the ayn randishness that makes up its source code. From this vantage point, everything else about the wealth unit can be understood. Taking Adam Smith far beyond what he ever intended, greed for self now motivates every action undertaken. Every thought now considers how can I enrich myself. The belief that if we all do this, then society will be better off justifies it. These professed creationists practice harsher evolutionary economics than we ever have. [This is well worth clicking on the link and reading !!!] This explains the photo. It explains the chosen course of"> profession. It explains Bain and its activities. It explains one of the wealth unit's comments : the trees being the right height. The trees, you understand, merely exist to serve King Romney. They are, therefore, only the right height, if they are the right height to serve him best. All of the wealth unit and its life cycle can only be properly understood through this framework. Thus, the wealth unit chose Paul Ryan to be its fellow candidate unit. It is the survival of the fittest economically. This explains the regressive nature of its preferred tax structure.
Mitt Romney flashes cash with his Bain buddies

Paul Ryan and the right's confused embrace of ayn rand and Jesus

But when it came to the next question, a code of ethics to observe for the salvation of one's soul -- (this means: what must one do in actual practice in order to save one's soul?) -- Jesus (or perhaps His interpreters) gave men a code of altruism, that is, a code which told them that in order to save one's soul, one must love or help or live for others. This means, the subordination of one's soul (or ego) to the wishes, desires or needs of others, which means the subordination of one's soul to the souls of others.

This is a contradiction that cannot be resolved.

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The Convention
Democratic Underground reports that 7 speakers at the republican convention are birthers. Let's see if we can name them : I will start the list and you all can finish : Willard Mitt Romney, Donald Trump, ....  (may I note that even US News and World Report put the following subtitle there : [Read: Racism shows its face in presidential campaign.] )

LaFeminista tells us of Erick's fear about a huge floor fight

Could it be Sarah Palin ?

Think Progress gives us the scoop on Today's speakers at their convention

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Two extremely highly recommended diaries - One by Onomastic which is, imo, an amazing diary a just WOW diary ! That children go hungry in the US, the wealthiest nation on Earth, is utterly unacceptable ! Cutting food stamps is heartless and completely immoral ! and another by TomP which is required reading, in my view, to understand the republican lies about welfare

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Voter Registration - Georgia, Missouri, and Arizona

Georgia

Here is online application for voter registration
Here is a blank copy of an application for voter registration

OFA helps us start the process of getting registered to vote in Georgia .

On election day , please bring :

Bring one of these to the polls with you on election day to be sure your vote is counted.
Any valid state or federal government issued photo ID, including a FREE Voter ID Card issued by your county registrar’s office or the Georgia Department of Driver Services (DDS)
A Georgia Driver’s License, even if expired
Valid employee photo ID from any branch, department, agency, or entity of the U.S. Government, Georgia, or any county, municipality, board, authority or other entity of Georgia
Valid U.S. passport ID
Valid U.S. military photo ID
Valid tribal photo ID
A FREE Voter ID card can be issued at any county registrar’s office or Department of Driver Services Office
To receive a voter identification card, you’ve got have:
A photo identity document or approved non-photo identity document that includes full legal name and date of birth
Documentation showing your date of birth
Evidence that you’re a registered voter
Documentation showing your name and residential address
October 9 is the deadline for voter registration in order to vote on November 6, 2012 in Georgia .

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Missouri

The conditions citizens must meet to vote in Missouri

Voter Registration Information

Registration Qualifications

18 Years of age by Election Day
US Citizen
Missouri Resident
No person shall be entitled to vote:

While confined under a sentence of imprisonment;
While on probation or parole after the conviction of a felony
After conviction of a felony or misdemeanor connected with voting or the right of suffrage

Here is where you can register to vote :
Where to Register to Vote

Missourians can register to vote:

By filling out the Missouri Voter Registration Application

At the office of the local election authority – Local Election Authority Contact Information

At any Department of Motor Vehicles office, or state agency providing a service to the public (WIC, Social Services, etc)

Check your voter registration status in Missouri here

Click here to print a copy of the application for voter registration in Missouri which you can mail.

October 10 is the deadline for voter registration to vote on November 6, 2012 in the Presidential election

How to vote in Missouri

POLLING PLACE LOCATIONS & VOTER INFORMATION
Find out where you are registered to vote and to find out where you vote.

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ACCEPTABLE FORMS OF VOTER ID:
Identification issued by the state of Missouri, an agency of the state, or a local election authority of the state
Identification issued by the United States government or agency thereof
Identification issued by an institution of higher education, including a university, college, vocational and technical school, located within the state of Missouri
A copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, paycheck, government check or other government document that contains the name and address of the voter
Driver's license or state identification card issued by another state
If you do not possess any of these forms of identification, you may still cast a ballot if two supervising election judges, one from each major political party, attest they know you.

View a sample list of acceptable forms of identification.

VOTING WITH A PAPER BALLOT
Missouri no longer allows the "straight party" ticket option — You must mark your ballot individually for each candidate you choose.

OFA's voter registration page
Registered voters must present one of the following forms of ID at the polling place on Election Day. Make sure to bring one of these, with your current name on it, to the polls to make sure your vote counts:
An ID issued by the Federal Government, state of Missouri, or a local election authority; or
An ID issued by a Missouri institution (public or private) of higher education, including a university, college, vocational and technical school; or
A copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, paycheck, government check or other government document that contains the name and address of the voter; or
A driver’s license or state identification card issued by another state.
If you do not possess any of these forms of identification, you may still cast a ballot if two supervising election judges, one from each major political party, attest they know you.
If you have additional questions about voting in Missouri, please contact: Missouri Secretary of State Elections Division: (573) 751-2301;
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Arizona has a deadline of October 8 midnight in order to be able to vote on November 6, 2012.

For an electronic copy of the application to register to vote in Arizona which you can fill out and mail, please click here .

On Election day:

Make sure you bring:
One ID with your current name, address, and photograph including:
A valid Arizona driver license
A valid Arizona non-operating identification license
A tribal enrollment card or other form of tribal identification
A valid United States federal, state, or local government issued identification
Or two different forms of non-photo ID with your current name and address on them.
Utility bills, dated within 90 days of the date of the election. A utility bill may be for electric, gas, water, solid waste, sewer, telephone, cellular phone, or cable television
A bank or credit union statement dated within 90 days of the date of the election
A valid Arizona Vehicle Registration
An Indian census card
A property tax statement of the elector’s residence
A tribal enrollment card or other form of tribal identification
An Arizona vehicle insurance card
A Recorder’s Certificate
A valid United States federal, state, or local government issued identification, including a voter registration card issued by the County Recorder
Any mailing to the elector marked “Official Election Material”
The list of acceptable forms of identification is here (they must not be expired).
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Arizona is just so screwed up
Arizona’s Secretary of State Ken Bennett (R), who apologized for embarrassing the state earlier this year after he threatened to keep Barack Obama off the November ballot if the president couldn’t prove he was really born in the United States
TPM Muckraker elaborates
After days of ridicule for launching a conspiracy theory-fueled investigation into Barack Obama’s birth certificate, Arizona Secretary of State Ken Bennett on Tuesday backed off his threat to keep the president off the ballot in November and apologized to his state.
Last week, Bennett told a different Phoenix radio station it was “possible” he would keep Obama off the state’s ballot in November if Hawaii did not provide him with a satisfactory answers to his investigation.
Wow - words fail.

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Polling

President Obama is up 6 nationally on willard according to a new poll

President Obama's approval ratingis at or near 50 in many recent polls .

Florida and North Carolina

President Barack Obama leads Mitt Romney 50 percent to 46 percent among likely Florida voters, according to a Time/CNN/ORC poll taken just before Republicans arrived in the state for their party's convention.In North Carolina, which will host the Democratic convention, the two candidates were neck-and-neck, with 48 percent of likely voters supporting Romney and 47 percent favoring Obama.
Pennsylvania is looking good for President Obama

President Obama continues to lead in Ohio
President Obama is ahead in Virginia

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Who will Rmoney select for his cabinet if he wins ?

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Originally posted to Vote4Obamain2012 on Tue Aug 28, 2012 at 06:00 PM PDT.

Also republished by ObamaNightlyNews.

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