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Old 5th Nov 2012, 13:39
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AA, I think you guys sometimes forget that the POTUS is often stuck with the moniker, "Leader of the Free World"

I am not sure if that is a self-applied term or a term applied by others, but whether Europe likes it or not, it is not entirely devoid of meaning !

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Old 5th Nov 2012, 13:40
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"Leader of the free world" is a moniker stuck on POTUS by the media. No one in their right mind would think of this as factual.
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Old 5th Nov 2012, 13:45
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Be fair rgbrock, any major decisions taken in the US invariably affect Europe.
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Old 5th Nov 2012, 13:48
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El Grifo:

SOME major decisions made in the U.S. have effects on Europe, yes. Some, but certainly not all.
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Old 5th Nov 2012, 13:56
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OK, we can agree on that.

Do you understand now why Europe and other countries beside, take a pretty close interest in the US Elections, and do like to express opinions at this critical time ?

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Old 5th Nov 2012, 14:01
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Yes, I can understand the expression of opinions during an American presidential election cycle. Non-binding that they are!!!
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Old 5th Nov 2012, 14:21
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The Liberals are already "making excuses and blaming something or someone besides Obama" in the advance of his losing to Romney.

The Media "made" Obama....and after his loss....they are going to destroy him out of bitterness, hatred, and sheer embarrassment. Those of us all along who saw he was a very dangerous empty suit....will be reminding the Media of how they failed to vet the Man, covered up for any short comings or mistakes, spiked any and all stories that showed him to be incompetent, wrong headed, and totally unsuited for the job of President.

They now have to blame someone....besides themselves....and that one person is going to be Obama. He earned it...he deserves it....and he is certainly going to get it.

That Politico is going to say it was one disastrous debate performance in Denver.....just shows you how deeply the Media is going to have to dig to find something they can pin on Obama without there being any stain on their fingers from doing so. They completely ignore his record, policies, performance, lack of leadership, his partisanship, divisiveness, and just plain incompetence....but want to make us think it was the single debate performance.

If Obama loses.....the Media and Liberals cannot admit it is their Agenda that failed.....it has to be something or someone else....and that shall be BH Obama who let them down as they were his most loyal supporters.

This is a sad commentary about the state of Journalism extant in the United States.

Until we fix that deplorable cesspit of failure and corruption....the Nation will not prosper. They are supposed to be the purveyors of Truth and a governor on Government malfeasance and misfeasance but have become part of the problem rather than part of the solution.


If Obama loses the election? - POLITICO.com
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Old 5th Nov 2012, 14:32
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If Obama gets re-elected will he keep the promises he made to get elected in the 2008 election ?
Or will that require a constitutional ammendment and a third term ?

My own feelings are that it will not matter who gets elected :
Gitmo will stay open,the drones will continue to win hearts and minds and Conscription will be needed to keep the never ending wars supplied with fresh meat.
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Old 5th Nov 2012, 14:40
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An interesting synopsis on the state of the media and the current election cycle. But I think it goes much, much further than just the latter.

When one thinks of "the media" one shouldn't just relegate it to news-reporting agencies. The media is also: Hollywood, broadcast television - to include news reporting -, radio broadcasts, newspapers, etc. Each has their own agenda.

Take broadcast television for example. (A horrid example but one nevertheless.) What is the predominant programming on broadcast TV these days? Reality TV, Honey Boo Boo, Dancing With The Stars, American Idol, X Factor, So You Think You Can Sing, etc. What is the common denominator of these shows and all like them? Vapidness. Mind-numbing vapidness.

In the case of all the "Reality TV" shows none of them have anything to do with reality, at all.

I honestly believe that one of the purposes of the media in general is to spoon-feed people "news" and entertainment which requires no thought processing at all. In effect, it keeps people stupid.

Don't get me wrong. I'm fine with entertainment. In moderation. (Except for sex. No moderation there!) But when you really think about it, the news media is no different than all the other forms of media: they tell you what they want to tell you, when they want, and using their own biased, and untruthful, methods.
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Old 5th Nov 2012, 14:44
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That's a good point, rgb. A political agenda on news/entertainment/reality shows is no less a form of prostitution than product placement. The concept of public service broadcasting is sadly consigned to the dustbin.
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Old 5th Nov 2012, 14:55
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"I honestly believe that one of the purposes of the media in general is to spoon-feed people "news" and entertainment which requires no thought processing at all. In effect, it keeps people stupid."


And a by product of this is the 30 second sound bite said at a time by pollies
so it makes the 6 o'clock news !!!

Spoon fed "news" with no input from the network (except cutting the 30 seconds), the people feel they are getting current, up to date news and the
pollies are happy as they get their face on TV again.

I was watching the other day and the sound bite was so quick it lost all
relevance.
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Old 5th Nov 2012, 16:15
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Journalistic Ethics....a sheer mockery in todays ranks of Journalists!

Expand the text to get the feeling for how biased the Journo's really are!


List of journalists taking sides - politics | NBC News
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Old 5th Nov 2012, 16:24
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The overwhelming majority of the media on the list provided via your link shows (D). That was surprising. Er, I think.

In other election happenings we have news that 200 people in the tri-state area (NY, NJ, CT) have already voted. Yup, 200 of 'em.

What do all 200 of these people have in common, one might ask?

They've all been dead for years.
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I'm shocked I tell you.
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Old 5th Nov 2012, 16:27
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They've all been dead for years.
As has their Party's Agenda, one would suspect.


Presumption on my part that they went Democrat of course.
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Old 5th Nov 2012, 16:32
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That's not very nice of you. They're dead FFS.

And we all know: dead men tell no tales!!!! (but they can still vote.)
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Old 5th Nov 2012, 16:35
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dead men tell no tales
Not according to CSI-New York. They are digging up bodies every week, aren't they?


Not that I watch it.
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Old 5th Nov 2012, 16:37
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They found Jimmy Hoffa?????

And what is wrong with CSI-NY? I watch it often. not for any good plot or something. Mainly because of her:



Look at those lips. Those lips could...... Oh, never mind.

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Old 5th Nov 2012, 17:05
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Going back to the 'can't vote because the poll closed' subject, in my state on election day, if you are in line to vote at the closing time, the polling station will remain open after closing time so all that are in line can vote.

While I'm not positive, I believe that most states have the same rule.

If someone shows up after the polling station's closing time, they are most likely too stupid to be allowed to vote in the first place. It's not like the closing time is a frickin secret.

Because of hurricane Sandy, this election is going to become very controversial if Obama should lose. You can count on that.

Then again, as for Romney winning, it will still make the election controversial no matter what, unless Romney wins in a landslide.

The mainstream media will make sure of that, they hate to be proved wrong.


In any case, thank God this election will be over in a day and half.

I hope.
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Old 5th Nov 2012, 17:08
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In a day and a half? I doubt it. Depends on how many voting morons can't figure out how a chad works!!!!!

No, me thinks this election will be so close that it'll be at least a day or two, perhaps longer, before every last stining vote is tallied and a new president declared.

Until then we'll have the usual suspects claiming victory, for either side, well before then. (Chicken Noodle News, I'm looking at you.)
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