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  •  Hide your microwave ovens!!! (5+ / 0-)

    Here come the poor people!

  •  Best Buy Sucks (1+ / 0-)
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    xxdr zombiexx

    I know that isn't some kind of startling revelation or anything, but I just wanted to say it.

    “I believe all Southern liberals come from the same starting point--race. Once you figure out they are lying to you about race, you start to question everything.” ― Molly Ivins

    by RoIn on Fri Oct 26, 2012 at 03:07:59 PM PDT

  •  Chicago Tribune has endorsed President Obama (5+ / 0-)


    There was little reason to think the rookie president elected that November would be more than a bystander as those dominoes toppled. But that rookie, Barack Obama, with quick study and sure gait, led an administration effort to stabilize the U.S. economy. Through that long passage, still incomplete, Obama often has exhibited pragmatism when conventional liberal responses -- As for me, I blame Wall Street! -- wouldn’t have surprised any among us.

    Bolstered by his steadiness in office, cognizant of the vast unfinished business before him, we endorse the re-election of Barack Obama.

    I was a bit surprised even though it endorsed President Obama in 2008.  The Trib has always been  a Republican leaning paper and  the 2008 endorsement was its first endorsement for a Democratic president.  
  •  Hey Hurricane Sandy, tweet this! (4+ / 0-)

    Prepare ! Sandy's a killer-- Red Cross has free Hurricane App

    Daily Kos: Prepare ! Sandy's a killer-- Red Cross has free Hurricane App … via @dailykos

    Move Single Payer Forward? Join 18,000 Doctors of PNHP and 185,000 member National Nurses United

    by divineorder on Fri Oct 26, 2012 at 03:08:48 PM PDT

  •  I love Elon (1+ / 0-)
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    That is all.

    We do not forgive. We do not forget. The whole world is watching.

    by Tracker on Fri Oct 26, 2012 at 03:11:00 PM PDT

  •  Brilliant (4+ / 0-)
    Romney knows poor people like I know sharks.
    Excellent analogy.

    261.A wealthy man can afford anything except a conscience. -Ferengi Rules of Acquisition

    by MaikeH on Fri Oct 26, 2012 at 03:12:13 PM PDT

  •  This pretty much encapsulates (4+ / 0-)

    why a future with Barack Obama sure looks a helluva lot better than one with Mitt Romney.

    If you ever get to the place where injustice doesn't bother you, you're dead. ~~ Molly Ivins

    by zoebear on Fri Oct 26, 2012 at 03:12:20 PM PDT

  •  Where is the Prez opposition research?! (3+ / 0-)
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    glbTVET, Stude Dude, alice kleeman

    Surely Team O has more on Romney than the sprinkles about Bain dealings and SEC filings that they put out over the summer.  Where is the Stericycle ad?  Why didn't the tax returns come up in any of the debates?  Where is the oppo research they spent 2 years doing?  Granted, Romney has provided plenty of footage.  But they couldn't count on that but so much.  I've been waiting and it dawns on me there are 2 weeks left and I have yet to see the oppo arsenal they shoul have on Mitts.

  •  Two in two days (3+ / 0-)
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    kerflooey, glbTVET, socindemsclothing

    Here is another article from someone who is swiftly becomming one of my favorite commentators.

    He's an odd duck, so far as I can tell -- a Catholic theologan who refuses to drink ther right-wing kool-aid.   What's particularly amazing is that he makes an extremely strong case that Republicans are the party of death, while Democrats are the true party of life.  

    This is the second article of his that I've linked to.  And nom, in case anyone is wondering, i am not a paid shill, nor am I Dr. Reid.  

  •  Nice--wish it could be a 1 minute job for national (0+ / 0-)


  •  October hurricane (0+ / 0-)

    This hurricane is going to be the big story of the week.

    It's a chance to look competent and I hope the campaign realizes this is a big "ad" either way.

    It's a freaky storm from the standpoint not only of the calendar, but with regard to its size. There's no hit or miss in this storm, it's too big. The winds won't be so devastating as the flooding.

    Of course I hope it will weaken and turn east. But to the extent that the warnings are well founded - well, I don't think anybody should say anything about climate change, but listen to see if people are thinking of it like that.

    To the extent that it knocks out early voting days, it's bad, but on the other hand, such a phenomenon makes some people think (who could not be otherwise so moved), and that would probably be an advantage.

    •  An increased probability of more intense storms (0+ / 0-)

      and freak weather events is part of climate change from global warming.

      The increased warmth speeds up the whole weather/climate cycle and exacerbates inconsistencies in it.

      The entire jet stream was all effed up this past summer; there will doubtlessly be a ripple effect from that.

      There will simply be more of these events, they will be "less rare".

      More frequent IS going to suck.

      The path of the righteous man is beset on all sides by the inequities of the selfish and the tyranny of evil men.

      by xxdr zombiexx on Fri Oct 26, 2012 at 03:38:46 PM PDT

      [ Parent ]

  •  Huh???? (1+ / 0-)
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    xxdr zombiexx

    I wasn't aware poor people were attacking? This is news to me.

    Frankly I feel very much under attack by Mitt Money and Mr RAND. Those guys make me WANT to LEAVE the country.

    Theres an uprising I've missed somewhere?? Somebody please inform me. If its OWS I frankly dont know what to think of them.


    "As goes OHIO so goes the nation."

    by glbTVET on Fri Oct 26, 2012 at 03:22:57 PM PDT

    •  They are sneaking up on you right now. (0+ / 0-)

      Imagine the classic zombie movie, so popular right now.

      Instead of the undead heaps shuffling towards you, imagine they are very poor people, starving, sick, in need of medical care 6 months ago, tattered clothing, clutching at you.

      It can be described as social commentary

      One has to denigrate them and adopt the "me or them" attitude. They are going to make you sick and you can't help them yourself now. What are you to do?

      This is a way I think at least the 1% if not a whole lot more think about 'the poor'.

      The path of the righteous man is beset on all sides by the inequities of the selfish and the tyranny of evil men.

      by xxdr zombiexx on Fri Oct 26, 2012 at 03:48:50 PM PDT

      [ Parent ]

    •  Not only are poor people attacking..... (0+ / 0-)

      there are also liberal thugs kicking in doors and  confiscating Republicans guns according to some emails I've received afraid, very afraid

  •  Every time I hear Mitt talk about "the poor," (2+ / 0-)
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    xxdr zombiexx, alice kleeman

    it reminds me of George Bush talking about "military service."

  •  Still spending A LOT of time over in the n (2+ / 0-)
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    Phil S 33, Stude Dude

    wingnutosphere at Yahoo news. those people are a subspecies.

    Obama, the Keenyun Moozlim Communo-Fascist has voted 4 time in Hawai'i, once in Chicago (with a bunch of dead Cook County residents), once in Iowa, In New Hampshire.... and since HES NOT AN AMERICAN!!! he shouldn't have voted anyway.

    He is totally out of line for calling Rmoney on his bullshittery, and whatever happened in Bengahzi is the most important presidential security failing EVAH.

    Meanwhile Rmoney is gaining with women and Latinos, and is on the way to a landslide victory.

    But the thing they hate the most is to be told Yahoo is a wingnut site, run by a very conservative media. Man... their fee-fees get all hurt.

    These people are going to be apoplectic if/when Obama wins a second term.

    I've been telling them I can live with Rmoney taking the popular vote by 1.5% and Obama sweeping the EV to remain president. We'll can it even for Bush-Gore 2000.

    The path of the righteous man is beset on all sides by the inequities of the selfish and the tyranny of evil men.

    by xxdr zombiexx on Fri Oct 26, 2012 at 03:25:24 PM PDT

  •  Mitt on a sugar high with Mr. Bus and Mr. Loaf (1+ / 0-)
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    xxdr zombiexx

    The New York Times usually refers to Meat Loaf as Mr. Loaf, which they did not here, unfortunately

    DEFIANCE, Ohio — It was, perhaps inevitably, called the Mittloaf endorsement. Meat Loaf, the onetime king of the quivering power ballad, backed Mitt Romney’s bid for the White House on Thursday night in meandering and meteorological-themed remarks here in northeastern Ohio.Standing on stage at a high school football stadium where Mr. Romney appeared, dressed in a black silk shirt with sparkling buttons and sequin-studded sleeves, Meat Loaf said that, at age 65, he was new to national politics, something that quickly became evident. “I want you to know at 65 that Paul Ryan has not pushed me off the cliff in a wheelchair,” he said to nervous laughter.
    “Meatloaf cakes,” Mr. Romney affirmed from the back of his charter plane as it idled on the tarmac in Ohio last week, explaining to the traveling press corps the special birthday meal his wife prepares for him every year. “She makes these little meatloaf cakes about that big,” he said, widening his hands to the size of a saucer, “and covers them with this sweet sauce.”“It’s ketchup, cinnamon,” he continued, before his wife, Ann, cut him off. “The reason he likes it,” she said with a laugh, “it’s brown sugar and ketchup.”
    For politicians, food can also be a laced with potential land mines. Take John Kerry visiting Philadelphia and asking for Swiss on his cheese steak rather than Cheez Whiz — a moment that was used to portray him as out of touch with the common man. Mrs. Romney’s meatloaf cakes are less fraught. Though the subject of her husband’s favorite birthday meal came up as a part of an off-the-record session with the news media, the Romneys quickly agreed to share their story and the recipe with The New York Times.

    yksitoista ulotteinen presidentin shakki. / tappaa kaikki natsit "Nous sommes un groupuscule" (-9.50; -7.03) 政治委员, 政委‽ Warning - some snark above ‽

    by annieli on Fri Oct 26, 2012 at 03:27:28 PM PDT

  •  The NYT is running a piece (3+ / 0-)

    called The Deciders on a cross-section of voters across the spectrum and who they're voting for and why, and the issues they care about most. It's the sort of piece that comes out every election cycle, featuring the same typical selection of people according to age, gender, class, profession and political leanings.

    I have to say that I find the reasons Republicans and Republican leaners give to support Romney and the GOP and not like Obama and Dems are, to put it mildly, kind of silly, because they're simply not supported by the facts:

    Romney's business experience better suits him to run the country.
    Yeah, just like Coolidge, Harding and Hoover. That worked out well for us. Plus, Romney's "business experience" consists mostly of destroying companies for profit. We want him to do to the country what he did to them?
    God intended for men and women to get married and breed.
    Hello? The 19th century is calling and wants you back!
    The debt is killing us. You can't keep borrowing to pay for things you can't afford. Our children and grandchildren will be paying for this.
    Really? We've been borrowing to pay for things we "couldn't afford" since 1776, and I think it's mostly worked out ok for us. Guess what? Debt is the basis of all modern economies. You can't have capitalism without debt. It's not a bug, it's a feature. An ESSENTIAL feature. It's how we pay for everything.

    Of all the myths in wide circulation these days, the two that bug me the most are that our debt is killing us, and Social Security is going broke. If you believe either, you're ignorant, are probably a Republican, and should please STFU already.

    Obama has hurt and weakened our standing in the world.
    I literally have no response to this because I literally don't know what it means. What major bad things have happened to us abroad since Obama took office? In what ways are we at more peril than under Bush? WTF are you talking about?!?

    Most of the Romney supporters seem like nice, decent people. They just don't know what they're talking about, brainwashed by years of RW propaganda. Put any claim made by the GOP that is typically given by a Repub to defend their leanings and it is sure to be pure bunk, easily debunked with facts and logic. Problem though is that most people react more to well-told lies than to facts.

    The one positive thing I got from these vignettes is that many of these people seemed open to being won over, with the right approach, over time.

    "Liberty without virtue would be no blessing to us" - Benjamin Rush, 1777

    by kovie on Fri Oct 26, 2012 at 03:32:00 PM PDT

    •  Ahh... the "they can be domesticated" argument (0+ / 0-)
      many of these people seemed open to being won over, with the right approach, over time.
      Perhaps at the Times you get a better quality of reader/commenter.

      Over at Yahoo, man it is dreck.

      hopeless, hopeless, dreck.

      They might be able to be trained to do manual labor, perhaps with shock collars on....

      The path of the righteous man is beset on all sides by the inequities of the selfish and the tyranny of evil men.

      by xxdr zombiexx on Fri Oct 26, 2012 at 03:53:23 PM PDT

      [ Parent ]

      •  I'm talking about the non-mouth breathers (0+ / 0-)

        they featured, not your typical RedState dreck. Most of these people seem like they're reasonable and sane, just really ill-informed. I view them as potention future swing voters. I absolutely see an opening for turning at least 5-10% of the electorate towards being more open to progressive ideas and voting for Dems on a regular basis, over time. The right managed to do this, so surely we can too. They appeal to peoples' fears, prejudices, wants and ignorance. We appeal to their more rational and decent sides. I refuse to believe that there isn't a large subset of people who can't be convinced to value the latter over the former.

        "Liberty without virtue would be no blessing to us" - Benjamin Rush, 1777

        by kovie on Fri Oct 26, 2012 at 04:05:16 PM PDT

        [ Parent ]

  •  I am voting first thing in the morning. (0+ / 0-)

    2 miles from my home.

    So convenient.

    The path of the righteous man is beset on all sides by the inequities of the selfish and the tyranny of evil men.

    by xxdr zombiexx on Fri Oct 26, 2012 at 03:32:32 PM PDT

  •  Need recs please for United Farm Workers President (2+ / 0-)
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    cactusgal, zoebear

    Arturo S Rodriguez's wonderful post for the GOTV Blogathon.

    Thanks so much!

    "Compassion is not weakness, and concern for the unfortunate is not socialism." Hubert H. Humphrey

    by Onomastic on Fri Oct 26, 2012 at 03:33:05 PM PDT

  •  Poor People of FL, Commence Voting Tomorrow (0+ / 0-)

    96 hours max of early voting time in FL (thank you Repub State Legislature), and much less in the god-fearing counties like Gadsden where there won't be a Soul Sunday.  The idea of voting on  Sunday appalls the white Christian conservatives so much, they've forbidden it.

    Check you local super of elections for places, days, and times to vote early.

    Miami-Dade will utilize a record number of poll workers who will be present on all early voting days as well as election day.

    I voted for Obama in '08 on election day, standing in line for 4.5 hours, because I wanted the experience.  This time, I requested an absentee ballot because this year's ballot is 5 pp long -- front and back!  Lots of people will go unprepared with their cheat sheets and take half an hour to complete their ballots.  Not me.

    Readers & Book Lovers Pull up a chair! You're never too old to be a Meta Groupie

    by Limelite on Fri Oct 26, 2012 at 03:42:57 PM PDT

  •  Maybe we've hit a saturation point (0+ / 0-)

    with the political ads?

    If you ever get to the place where injustice doesn't bother you, you're dead. ~~ Molly Ivins

    by zoebear on Fri Oct 26, 2012 at 03:48:48 PM PDT

  •  Rubi at 100: still teaching (0+ / 0-)

    "We didn't set out to save the world; we set out to wonder how other people are doing and to reflect on how our actions affect other people's hearts." - Pema Chodron

    by teacherken on Fri Oct 26, 2012 at 03:49:36 PM PDT

  •  Best ads ever. Whoever these guys are (0+ / 0-)

    they're on fire.

    Progressive Candidate Obama (now - Nov 6, 2012)
    Bipartisan Obama returns (Nov 7, 2012)

    by The Dead Man on Fri Oct 26, 2012 at 03:49:47 PM PDT

  •  Did some GOPer's kid get assaulted in Wisconsin? (1+ / 0-)
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    xxdr zombiexx

    Some Wingers on Facebook are feeling militantly against "Gays and Democrats" about that. Ugh!

    "If this Studebaker had anymore Atomic Space-Age Style, you'd have to be an astronaut with a geiger counter!"

    by Stude Dude on Fri Oct 26, 2012 at 03:52:13 PM PDT

    •  Might be a reaction to an upcoming (1+ / 0-)
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      Stude Dude

      bullying workshop/symposium/event involving schools from across the nation.

      You know, Jesus wants kids to be bullied.

      The path of the righteous man is beset on all sides by the inequities of the selfish and the tyranny of evil men.

      by xxdr zombiexx on Fri Oct 26, 2012 at 03:56:33 PM PDT

      [ Parent ]

  •  Does Sandy alter the campaign schedule? (0+ / 0-)

    Which is better, to do a rally in Ohio, or visit disaster areas in Virginia and get the earned media?

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