First... Kudos to AI for not banning free speech.
Originally Posted by city
Why wait? This looks like a free for all to me. Let keep off topic and keep abortion safe, available everywhere and rare! That would mean NOT voting for Palin. Anyone disagree? I am hoping for silence. All of this and we still don't know where Bill Gates stands on Prop 8.
MacRumors.com has locked their thread on the whole 'Apple contribution to CA's Prop 8' saying it has run the "gamut". That probably would have been true after a few days to a week as the story faded with new accounts on other Apple stories and rumors, but MacRumors.com decided to stop the "rights" of people "to peacefully assemble" for the purpose of "freedom of speech" which, they as a private entity have, but way uncool!
Forget abortion. Out of the many things that have come out of Obama's mouth, none were ever truer then the words he spoke at the Saddleback Q&A with Rick Warren regarding the question, "At what point does a baby get human rights in your view?", to which Obama replied "above my pay grade.", like so many other things are.
What a conundrum it must be to not support life that according to the US Declaration of Independence, which only gives the reason why the colonies broke away from Great Britain, where as the Constitution of the US is the actual guideline and Supreme Law of our land, but since others have brought up that whole "pursuit of happiness" phrase from the US Declaration of Independence, I'd like to bring up the phrase that comes just before the 'pursuit' thing and that is "endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life
". Can you support one, "Pursuit..." while disregarding the other, "Right to Life..." and still be correct?
The democrats in Congress have always asked why the Bush administration is fighting two wars without any "sacrifices"! What's up with that? Okay, I get it, democrats think the war in Iraq that their VP candidate, Joe Biden, as a US Senator voted for, took our eye off the ball. However, you would think Obama's vast Ivy League learning would have led him to pick a VP candidate who supposedly vast knowledge on foreign affairs, would be on the same page of a major issue that has consumed their party since the spring of 2003 when some showed no confidence in the US military but were being refuted. "Gen. Scales was by far one of the most competent military analysts (Fox News) during the war. As the war "bogged down" (after four days!) and second guessing began
, pundits, military and civilian alike rushed in to suggest that we would have to "revise the strategy" to avoid a "quagmire." As others were losing their heads, Gen. Scales reminded viewers that "the main thing in war is to make sure that ’the main thing’ remains the main thing." (http://www.ashbrook.org/publicat/ope...4/iraqwar.html
First to the democrats in Congress who are saying there is no sacrifice, I say "YOU FIRST!" When was the last time the government every sacrificed anything? Of either party?! Second, why would you want your constituents to sacrifice in the first place? Sounds absurd! Finally, I heard on the news where if the democrats gain control of the government, they want to reduce the defense budget. "Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) said Democrats will push for a stimulus package after the November election, and called for a package reducing defense spending by 25 percent while saying Congress will "eventually" raise taxes." (http://briefingroom.thehill.com/2008...ual-tax-hikes/
Hold on to your wallets folks!
Cut the defense budget by 25%?! The sacrifices those democrats keep talking about, I guess we now know who will be doing the sacrificing! And they wonder why people see democrats as weak on national security!
Finally, no silence here... I'm voting for Governor Palin! Senator McCain, can come along for the ride. Although we will have to wait until Nov. 4th for the ultimate conclusion, if she wins, it will be the ultimate poke in the eye to every leftist elitist be it women's organizations, tv talks shows, newspapers and magazines, the drive-by lame street media, Hollywood's elitist "know it all" and other "entertainers", and leftists liberals of all stripes. It would not be the reason for my voting for her, just an added bonus! Especially seeing NBC's SNL's, Tina Fey, having to say "America's Great, Golly G!" - priceless.
I bet Tina is grinding her teeth to little stubs with every Pro-America utterance she has to read from the tele prompter!
EDIT: Going through all the crap that Governor Palin went through, be it "US" magazines unflattering cover page photo to a porn movie with a Governor Palin look a like, this lady, IMHO, has endured more trials and tribulations then any politician in recent times. Criticize her policy standings all you like, I have no problem with that, but when you deride her as human being as has been done by all those "tolerant" people from the left, then I have problem. I know one thing, she has more character and poise and strength then Obama ever will when it comes to grace regarding being poked fun of as in this example of Obama...
"In the third-last paragraph of her October 21, 2006 “Obama’s Project Runway” column (the one that, luckily for Barack Obama, almost no one outside of Manhattan reads), the New York Times’ Maureen Dowd wrote this about Barack Obama:
He’s intriguingly imperfect: His ears stick out, he smokes, and he’s written about wrestling with pot, booze and ”maybe a little blow” as a young man.
On Sunday, December 10, roughly 50 days later, noted in a column by Lynn Sweet of the Chicago Sun-Times, Obama took on Dowd over arguably the least relevant item in that sentence:
Obama is very sensitive about his press. After his press conference, he headed toward New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd and chided her — in a kidding way — for a comment in the 12th of 14 paragraphs in an Oct. 21 column. She wrote that Obama’s “ears stick out.”
“I just want to put you on notice,” he said.
“I was teased relentlessly when I was a kid about my big ears.”
Wow — 50 days later, the guy was still stewing over four words about his ears."
Yes, I am voting for Sarah Palin with no apologies, none what so ever!