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  • Obama selling election spots to media (Pay-for-play)

    10/23/2008 7:35:44 PM PDT · 24 of 28
    MurryMom to 2ndDivisionVet
    Northern California

    OK,its a deal so long as Northern California and Southern California each have 43 electoral votes.

  • Obama selling election spots to media (Pay-for-play)

    10/23/2008 7:33:14 PM PDT · 22 of 28
    MurryMom to Enchante
    The Obamessiah should charge mediascum outlets $1 million apiece.

    Yes, if there was any justice in the world, the media would finance the Democratic Party 100%. Unfortunately there is only one Rupert Murdoch in the world, ready willing and financially able to finance the other major political party with its morally and economically bankrupt ideology.

  • Obama selling election spots to media (Pay-for-play)

    10/23/2008 6:43:03 PM PDT · 12 of 28
    MurryMom to 2ndDivisionVet
    You really exist?

    Do you vote in Murrysvile? If so you have an opportunity to see me turning out good Democratic voters for Barack Obama on election day.

  • Obama selling election spots to media (Pay-for-play)

    10/23/2008 6:30:32 PM PDT · 5 of 28
    MurryMom to 2ndDivisionVet
    Are the Republicans complaining because Obama is able to charge more than they can?

    This story reminds me of the false rumors the Republicans planted after it was revealed that Hillary Clinton made a $99K profit in the cattle futures market. People should have acclaimed Hillary for her genius at making money in her spare time. Instead Republican presstitutes planted false rumors that Hillary had "inside" information that enabled her to be a good capitalist.

    In one breath the Republicans bitch about Senator Obama being a socialist and in the next breath they bitch about the profits he will make on election night. When will the Republicans' unbearable hypocrisy ever end?

  • With $605 million already, Obama asks only $10 more from each of us

    10/23/2008 10:13:09 AM PDT · 16 of 20
    MurryMom to fightinJAG
    Palin's $150K+ for clothes and $4.7K+ for haircuts and makeup compare with:

    Zilch, zero, nada paid by the Democrats for Barack Obama's clothing, haircuts, and makeup.

    Zilch, zero, nada paid by the Democrats for Michelle Obama's clothing, haircuts, and makeup.

    Go ahead, bitch away at what John Edwards paid for his haircut. When the Republicans raise these non-policy, irrelevant issues with Democrats it makes Sarahcuda and McSame fair game for any cable tv or cub newspaper reporter out to make a name for him/herself.

  • Palin says election result rests in God's hands

    10/22/2008 12:35:31 PM PDT · 27 of 67
    MurryMom to pissant
    Where are our feminist public scholars?

    Whenever Republican presidential candidate John McCain is asked about Sarah Palin, he begins his comments with something like, "I'm so proud of her." As if she's his middle school daughter, who just avoided a D in math or something? How patronizing; a very public mode of speech straight out of the "women as perpetual children" mode of discourse.

    Can anyone imagine any presidential candidate saying of a male vice presidential running mate, "I'm so proud of him"?

  • ACORN: Where’s the RICO prosecution?

    10/22/2008 7:02:47 AM PDT · 4 of 13
    MurryMom to Presbyterian Reporter

    If Bush staffers steal all the ‘O’ keys from the White House computers as they’re leaving, their crimes will get one-tenth of the press coverage that was generated when Clinton staffers didn’t steal the ‘W’ keys from the White House computers but were accused of doing it anyway.

  • Redistribute the Wealth

    10/21/2008 12:15:26 PM PDT · 23 of 52
    MurryMom to b4its2late
    However well-intentioned it was, the catastrophic and unpopular intervention in Iraq has served in some parts of the world to discredit the very idea of western democracy. The recent collapse of the banking system, and the humiliating resort to semi-socialist solutions, has done a great deal to discredit - in some people's eyes - the idea of free-market capitalism.

    Democracy and capitalism are the two great pillars of the American idea.

    To have rocked one of those pillars may be regarded as a misfortune.

    To have damaged the reputation of both, at home and abroad, is a pretty stunning achievement for an American president and his fellow Republicans.

  • Rep. says 'Liberals hate real Americans'

    10/21/2008 11:43:23 AM PDT · 12 of 28
    MurryMom to Sub-Driver
    Real Americans love democracy and capitalism and the Bush Republicans like McHenry and Hayes have done their best to destroy both American ideals.

    However well-intentioned it was, the catastrophic and unpopular intervention in Iraq has served in some parts of the world to discredit the very idea of western democracy. The recent collapse of the banking system and the humiliating resort to socialist solutions in response, have done a great deal to discredit in many people's eyes the idea of free-market capitalism.

    Democracy and capitalism are the two great pillars of the American idea.

    To have rocked one of those pillars may be regarded as a misfortune.

    To have damaged the reputation of both, at home and abroad, is a pretty stunning achievement for an American president and Bushbot politicians like McHenry and Hayes.

  • Tina Fey: Sarah Palin's "Five Times Better-Looking Than I Am"

    10/21/2008 11:24:57 AM PDT · 65 of 89
    MurryMom to Zevonismymuse

    You might say that Sarah’s SNL stint laid an egg, but that message would be terribly unkind to chickens.

  • GOP raises specter of Dems in total control

    10/21/2008 7:42:29 AM PDT · 9 of 54
    MurryMom to SmithL
    Democratic control of the Senate, House of Representatives, and White House is what our once great country enjoyed from Bill Clinton's election in 1992 until the Gingrich takeover in 1995. The Democrats' efforts resulted in the greatest prosperity the world has ever known, including over 23 million new jobs in just 8 years.

    Today our country is suffering from over half a million jobs lost this year alone, over 4,000 troops needlessly killed in Iraq, a reputation for torture and civil rights violations by the federal government, and a stagnant stock market casino.

    Democratic control of Congress and the WH is a goal that I aspire to, not something that fearmongers should deprive us of.

  • Powell's Endorsement of Obama Proves Race Will Play Major Role in Election

    10/20/2008 9:12:09 AM PDT · 32 of 41
    MurryMom to Daniel T. Zanoza
    JOHN W.MCCAIN IS A HUGE SUPPORTER OF COLIN POWELL

    "Colin Powell, a man who I admire as much as any man in the world, person in the world..." Senator John McCain, July 13, 2008

    McCain admires Powell as much as anyone else in the world. "Q: When do you think the United States has an obligation to intervene to prevent genocides: Mr. McCain: When it goes on and we can find an effective way to stop it – or even, if we can, if have the prescience we can try to stop it before it happens. That's not very easy, obviously. We have to have effective ways of addressing genocide. I know what you are leading to and that is Darfur, where Colin Powell, a man who I admire as much as any man in the world, person in the world, declared genocide in Darfur several years ago." [NY Times interview with John McCain, 7/13/08]

    McCain called Powell one of the most "credible" and "respected men in America. Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) praised Powell as one of the "most credible" and "most respected" men in America. [LA Times, 2/6/03]

    McCain considered Powell for a running mate. "Retired Gen. Colin Powell is among the potential running mates who have been considered by John McCain, campaign advisers told Politico. Powell was among the possible vice presidential choices the Arizona Republican senator was thinking of when he said he would not rule out a supporter of abortion rights, a key adviser said." [Politico, 8/23/08]

    McCain said President Bush was "blessed" to have Powell working for him. McCain said, "I think the president is blessed to have two extremely talented people (Powell and Rumsfeld), experienced people, working for him, and others, but particularly those two." [MSNBC Hardball, 4/23/03]

    McCain says Bush administration should have listened to Powell more. When asked about torture on CBS, Scott Pelley asked, "How did we lose our way?" McCain responded "I don't know the answer to that. I think one of the failures maybe was not to listen more to our military leadership, including people like General Colin Powell, on this issue," McCain said. [CBS, 3/9/08]

    McCain said he admired and respected Powell, said he was one of most "honest" men he had "ever known." "Sen. McCain: Well, Colin Powell's one of the most honest men that I've ever known and I admire and respect him enormously, and so obviously I'd take his word for it." [CNBC 4/20/04]

    McCain was "exuberant" over Powell's selection as Secretary of State. After it was announced that Powell had been nominated by Bush for Secretary of State, McCain said, "I'm exuberant over the prospect of his [Colin Powell] stewardship of American foreign policy. There's a lot of very dangerous places in the world due to the fecklessness of the Clinton administration." [NBC Nightly News, 12/15/00]

    McCain lauds Powell's selection as Secretary of State. Senator John McCain "I think his credentials and his charisma will have a significant effect, a beneficial effect, on the conduct of American foreign policy." [NBC Nightly News, 12/16/00]

    McCain said if elected in 2000 he would have appointed Powell to his cabinet. On Larry King in 2001, McCain was asked whether he would have named Mr. Rumsfeld and Colin L. Powell to a McCain cabinet. 'Oh, yes." [CNN Larry King, 11/28/01]

    As leader of the International Republican Institute, John McCain gave Colin Powell the Freedom Award. "As Senator John McCain waited to speak at the annual awards dinner of the International Republican Institute, a democracy-building group he has led for 15 years," "Mr. McCain could use the chairman's [of the institute] perch to score points with important Republican figures — he presented Freedom Awards to President Bush, former Secretary of State Colin L. Powell and, in 2003, the incoming Senate majority leader, Bill Frist." [NY Times, 7/28/08]

    McCain says Powell led the State Department with "honor and distinction." "Senator John McCain, Republican of Arizona, said all Americans should consider Mr. Powell's 'great service to our country.' 'When he took the helm at the State Department nearly four years ago, I was confident that Secretary Powell would lead with honor and distinction,' Mr. McCain said. 'I have not been disappointed.'" [NY Times, 11/15/04]

    McCain was in favor of Powell talking to Syria. McCain said that: "I think it's appropriate that Colin Powell is going there [Syria]." Chris Matthews followed up "So you don't agree with Newt Gingrich dumping all over him? You don't agree with Newt Gingrich dumping on the Powell trip?" McCain responded "You know, Dick -- Richard Armitage is Powell's deputy. And he's a wonderful guy. He served in Vietnam. And he's a really tough guy. And he was quoted someplace today that Newt Gingrich is out of therapy." McCain added "Colin Powell is going to look Bashar aside in the eye and say, look, you know. You better clean up your act here. It's a new day in the Middle East. And I think it's entirely appropriate to do that." [MSNBC Hardball, 4/23/03]

  • Obama: Powell will have a role in adminstration

    10/20/2008 9:05:19 AM PDT · 46 of 48
    MurryMom to Jagdgewehr
    JOHN MCCAIN IS A HUGE SUPPORTER OF COLIN POWELL

    "Colin Powell, a man who I admire as much as any man in the world, person in the world..." Senator John McCain, July 13, 2008

    McCain admires Powell as much as anyone else in the world. "Q: When do you think the United States has an obligation to intervene to prevent genocides: Mr. McCain: When it goes on and we can find an effective way to stop it – or even, if we can, if have the prescience we can try to stop it before it happens. That's not very easy, obviously. We have to have effective ways of addressing genocide. I know what you are leading to and that is Darfur, where Colin Powell, a man who I admire as much as any man in the world, person in the world, declared genocide in Darfur several years ago." [NY Times interview with John McCain, 7/13/08]

    McCain called Powell one of the most "credible" and "respected men in America. Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) praised Powell as one of the "most credible" and "most respected" men in America. [LA Times, 2/6/03]

    McCain considered Powell for a running mate. "Retired Gen. Colin Powell is among the potential running mates who have been considered by John McCain, campaign advisers told Politico. Powell was among the possible vice presidential choices the Arizona Republican senator was thinking of when he said he would not rule out a supporter of abortion rights, a key adviser said." [Politico, 8/23/08]

    McCain said President Bush was "blessed" to have Powell working for him. McCain said, "I think the president is blessed to have two extremely talented people (Powell and Rumsfeld), experienced people, working for him, and others, but particularly those two." [MSNBC Hardball, 4/23/03]

    McCain says Bush administration should have listened to Powell more. When asked about torture on CBS, Scott Pelley asked, "How did we lose our way?" McCain responded "I don't know the answer to that. I think one of the failures maybe was not to listen more to our military leadership, including people like General Colin Powell, on this issue," McCain said. [CBS, 3/9/08]

    McCain said he admired and respected Powell, said he was one of most "honest" men he had "ever known." "Sen. McCain: Well, Colin Powell's one of the most honest men that I've ever known and I admire and respect him enormously, and so obviously I'd take his word for it." [CNBC 4/20/04]

    McCain was "exuberant" over Powell's selection as Secretary of State. After it was announced that Powell had been nominated by Bush for Secretary of State, McCain said, "I'm exuberant over the prospect of his [Colin Powell] stewardship of American foreign policy. There's a lot of very dangerous places in the world due to the fecklessness of the Clinton administration." [NBC Nightly News, 12/15/00]

    McCain lauds Powell's selection as Secretary of State. Senator John McCain "I think his credentials and his charisma will have a significant effect, a beneficial effect, on the conduct of American foreign policy." [NBC Nightly News, 12/16/00]

    McCain said if elected in 2000 he would have appointed Powell to his cabinet. On Larry King in 2001, McCain was asked whether he would have named Mr. Rumsfeld and Colin L. Powell to a McCain cabinet. 'Oh, yes." [CNN Larry King, 11/28/01]

    As leader of the International Republican Institute, John McCain gave Colin Powell the Freedom Award. "As Senator John McCain waited to speak at the annual awards dinner of the International Republican Institute, a democracy-building group he has led for 15 years," "Mr. McCain could use the chairman's [of the institute] perch to score points with important Republican figures — he presented Freedom Awards to President Bush, former Secretary of State Colin L. Powell and, in 2003, the incoming Senate majority leader, Bill Frist." [NY Times, 7/28/08]

    McCain says Powell led the State Department with "honor and distinction." "Senator John McCain, Republican of Arizona, said all Americans should consider Mr. Powell's 'great service to our country.' 'When he took the helm at the State Department nearly four years ago, I was confident that Secretary Powell would lead with honor and distinction,' Mr. McCain said. 'I have not been disappointed.'" [NY Times, 11/15/04]

    McCain was in favor of Powell talking to Syria. McCain said that: "I think it's appropriate that Colin Powell is going there [Syria]." Chris Matthews followed up "So you don't agree with Newt Gingrich dumping all over him? You don't agree with Newt Gingrich dumping on the Powell trip?" McCain responded "You know, Dick -- Richard Armitage is Powell's deputy. And he's a wonderful guy. He served in Vietnam. And he's a really tough guy. And he was quoted someplace today that Newt Gingrich is out of therapy." McCain added "Colin Powell is going to look Bashar aside in the eye and say, look, you know. You better clean up your act here. It's a new day in the Middle East. And I think it's entirely appropriate to do that." [MSNBC Hardball, 4/23/03]

  • Florida! Vote Tomorrow! Early Voting Starts!

    10/19/2008 8:00:18 PM PDT · 38 of 64
    MurryMom to FloridaBattleGround
    In Florida, Miami Dolphins owner Wayne Huizenga has announced his plans to pack up his toys and go home if Obama wins the election, saying that he'll sell the team because of Obama's tax policies. After 15 years of plodding mediocrity under Huizenga (no Super Bowl wins, AFC Championships, or even AFC Championship Game appearances, compared to 2 Super Bowl wins, 5 AFC Championships, and 7 AFC Championship Game appearances in the 27 years prior to Huizenga), Dolphin fans are probably ready to thank Obama for ridding them of their pathetic owner. And baseball fans will remember Huizenga as the guy who dismantled two separate Florida Marlin World Series championship teams to pad his wallet. Bottom line? If an Obama presidency can get Wayne Huizenga out of the sports biz, that's change Miami sports fans can believe in.

    Meanwhile, here in the Pittsburgh area, Steelers owner Dan Rooney -- possibly the most beloved guy in the city -- is campaigning for Obama in PA and OH with Ted Strickland and Steelworkers' President Leo Gerard.

    For a Democrat since Bush occupied Iraq, there is hope that the Bush-inspired Republican madness will end after Nov. 4.

  • Shocker: Tribune Co. Gives Notice To Drop AP

    10/19/2008 7:53:35 PM PDT · 44 of 44
    MurryMom to bert
    Yes, I'm still alive and today I'm all psyched about the Colin Powell endorsement on MTP this morning. I'm very pleased to see that so many Republicans are seeing the light this year.

    But given that Sunday is America's day of secular football idolatry, let's take a quick look at the pigskin endorsements in two key swing states.

    In FL, Miami Dolphins owner Wayne Huizenga has announced his plans to pack up his toys and go home if Obama wins the election, saying that he'll sell the team because of Obama's tax policies. After 15 years of plodding mediocrity under Huizenga (no Super Bowl wins, AFC Championships, or even AFC Championship Game appearances, compared to 2 Super Bowl wins, 5 AFC Championships, and 7 AFC Championship Game appearances in the 27 years prior to Huizenga), Dolphin fans are probably ready to thank Obama for ridding them of their pathetic owner. And baseball fans will remember Huizenga as the guy who dismantled two separate Florida Marlin World Series championship teams to pad his wallet. Bottom line? If an Obama presidency can get Wayne Huizenga out of the sports biz, that's change Miami sports fans can believe in.

    Meanwhile, here in PA, Steelers owner Dan Rooney -- possibly the most beloved guy in the city of Pittsburgh -- is campaigning for Obama in PA and OH with Ted Strickland and Steelworkers' President Leo Gerard.

    Life is good.

  • “I HOPE HE [MCCAIN] DIES BEFORE NOVEMBER!” said Obama Supporter.

    10/19/2008 7:49:02 PM PDT · 68 of 69
    MurryMom to HollyB
    Sure, I'm all psyched about the Colin Powell endorsement on MTP this morning. I'm very pleased to see that so many Republicans are seeing the light this year.

    But given that Sunday is America's day of secular football idolatry, let's take a quick look at the pigskin endorsements in two key swing states.

    In Florida, Miami Dolphins owner Wayne Huizenga has announced his plans to pack up his toys and go home if Obama wins the election, saying that he'll sell the team because of Obama's tax policies. After 15 years of plodding mediocrity under Huizenga (no Super Bowl wins, AFC Championships, or even AFC Championship Game appearances, compared to 2 Super Bowl wins, 5 AFC Championships, and 7 AFC Championship Game appearances in the 27 years prior to Huizenga), Dolphin fans are probably ready to thank Obama for ridding them of their pathetic owner. And baseball fans will remember Huizenga as the guy who dismantled two separate Florida Marlin World Series championship teams to pad his wallet. Bottom line? If an Obama presidency can get Wayne Huizenga out of the sports biz, that's change Miami sports fans can believe in.

    Meanwhile, here in the Pittsburgh area, Steelers owner Dan Rooney -- possibly the most beloved guy in the city -- is campaigning for Obama in PA and OH with Ted Strickland and Steelworkers' President Leo Gerard.

    Life is good.

  • AP Oversamples Dems In New Poll... And Can Only Come Out with a Statistical Tie

    10/17/2008 6:28:18 PM PDT · 28 of 47
    MurryMom to wireman
    ...every election cycle.

    Yes, I am here every election year and there is an election of some kind just about every year here in Murrysville, PA. Nobody ever disputes the accuracy of information I post here on FR - just attacks on me without any substantive defense of bankrupt Republican party ideology.

  • AP Oversamples Dems In New Poll... And Can Only Come Out with a Statistical Tie

    10/17/2008 2:30:53 PM PDT · 18 of 47
    MurryMom to hecht

    Of course they over sampled Democrats. We have a huge advantage in registrations resulting from the need to rid Washington of the incompetent Bush administration that has been in charge of the stock market crash and jobs depression of the past 8 years.

  • Commentary: The poverty of Democrats' ideas for cities

    10/17/2008 2:23:11 PM PDT · 3 of 3
    MurryMom to happygrl

    There are a number of people in my home town of Murrysvile, PA who like to stand on streetcorners and shout crazy political blather to pedestrians walking by. I’m sure many of them would be happy to take the CNN job for much less than what they paid Glenn Beck.

  • Glenn Beck joins Fox News (It's Official)

    10/17/2008 2:20:39 PM PDT · 147 of 150
    MurryMom to tatown

    There are a number of people in my city who like to stand on streetcorners and shout crazy stupid stuff to pedestrians walking by. I’m sure many of them would be happy to take the job for much less than what CNN was paying Glenn Beck.

  • Shocker: Tribune Co. Gives Notice To Drop AP

    10/17/2008 2:13:12 PM PDT · 36 of 44
    MurryMom to george76
    Another big shocker in the Trib today - They endorsed U.S. Senator Barack Obama for President. First time in their 161 year history to endorse the Democratic candidate. They also endorsed Abraham Lincoln, another Illinois senator who made a name for himself in Washington.

    Today, I am proud to be a Chicago native!

  • "Joe the Plumber fantasizes about havung a business", Joy Behar, The View

    10/16/2008 8:27:24 AM PDT · 23 of 109
    MurryMom to Thane_Banquo

    Joe the Plumber fantasizes about having a $250K income, when he’s more in the $100K. In the Bush economy Joe, the registered Republican, is lucky to have any kind of job let alone a business making $250K+ yearly.

  • "Joe the Plumber fantasizes about havung a business", Joy Behar, The View

    10/16/2008 8:24:43 AM PDT · 14 of 109
    MurryMom to Thane_Banquo

    Joe the Plumber fantasizes about having a $250K income, when he’s more in the $100K. In the Bush economy Joe, the registered Republican, is lucky to have any kind of job let alone a business making $250K+ yearly.

  • Why I believe McCain CLEARLY won tonight-an analysis

    10/15/2008 8:37:11 PM PDT · 9 of 113
    MurryMom to savvyguy
    Obama is McCain's worst nightmare as a debate opponent. Think about it. Here is McSame trying desperately to win his cause and yet he can only get there by sticking lime green Jell-O to Teflon.

    It's no wonder the poor guy is left twitching and smirking when what he really wants to do is strangle Obama.

    Obama’s cool-cat demeanour exudes power. The only way McSame could’ve changed things tonight was if he managed to rattle Obama’s nerves. He failed, And the country is better for it.

  • Debate-watching parties????

    10/14/2008 11:41:51 AM PDT · 9 of 11
    MurryMom to RaiderRose
    Here is my small suggestion for the Commission On Presidential Debates. For the last one, can we please, for the love of god, not insist that the audience behave like patio furniture?

    Poor John W.McCain keeps telling jokes -- not great ones, but some worthy of a chuckle and nobody's allowed to laugh. So the Senator ends up looking like even more of a jackass.

  • Fire the Campaign

    10/13/2008 11:45:56 AM PDT · 165 of 173
    MurryMom to MartinaMisc
    Why does Kristol care who wins?

    One, because the mindless neocon drive on Iran will collapse without McCain.

    Two, only a GOP administration will employ Kristol's neocon friends.

  • Sarah Palin Slams Obama on Radical Abortion Views

    10/11/2008 2:59:45 PM PDT · 8 of 21
    MurryMom to wiseprince

    The ethically challenged Baracuda is wrong again. The majority of American women don’t want a Republican controlled Big Government interfering with our own personal medical decisions.

  • Palin defends firing of Alaska official

    10/11/2008 2:35:34 PM PDT · 7 of 37
    MurryMom to Salena Zito
    Mary Oppel, who attended the fundraiser, disagreed. She wants McCain to step up his attacks on Obama, especially his associations with former Weather Underground leader William Ayers and his plans to expand government's role in some parts of society.

    "I would like to see McCain get more angry. I think he should point out the socialistic aspect of Obama," said Oppel of Upper St. Clair, who said she was in her 60s. Oppel was disappointed in McCain for not attacking Obama more during their debate Tuesday night, and hopes he'll step it up in the final debate Wednesday. "I think this last debate is very important."

    The McCainiacs just don't get it. In this time of war and economic meltdown resulting from faile Bush policies it is not acceptable for wealthy R donors like Ms. Oppel to personally attack their political opponents. R fatcats should not present such outrageous inflammatory remarks for public consumption while the war is still raging in Iraq.

  • What If Obama Doesn't Have America's Best Interests at Heart?

    10/10/2008 12:32:25 PM PDT · 51 of 55
    MurryMom to beejaa

    Your concern might be understandable if Mr. Ayers had any responsibility for the current global financial meltdown. It’s not just a coincidence that the meltdown is occurring on the Republicans’ watch. Democrats have been warning for years that the McCain/Bush borrow and spend policy would lead to economic disaster. Please allow future President Obama the luxury of a few years to clean up the multiple Bush government failures that caused the current jobs depression.

  • Global Poll Finds Obama Preferred in All Countries But U.S.

    10/10/2008 11:13:43 AM PDT · 43 of 44
    MurryMom to tioga
    what Sarah read was some inane comment she got off a starbuck coffee cup...

    Nice of the Baracuda to enlighten the world with what she reads off a Starbucks coffee cup. What's next from the Barracuda, wisdom passed down to her from the contents of fortune cookies given out at a Chinese restaurant?

  • What If Obama Doesn't Have America's Best Interests at Heart?

    10/08/2008 7:35:08 AM PDT · 9 of 55
    MurryMom to vietvet67

    Who’s afraid of 8 years of peace and prosperity under President Obama? We had 23 million new jobs under the last Democratic President, job losses and war without end under the present R incompetent. Not to mention the DJIA rising from 5,000 to 11,000 under Clinton, compared with the stock market crash going on today. I’m proud to be a Democrat and will gladly cast my vote for Barack Obama in a few short weeks along with the other 3 voters in our family.

  • Are there really Clinton supporters who are planning to vote for Palin because she's a woman?

    10/07/2008 1:39:58 PM PDT · 44 of 52
    MurryMom to frankiep

    Your mother’s vote counts just as much as anybody else’s vote. Your post indicates your mother is a very intelligent voter, not easily persuaded by Republican party “character” BS in a year when the stock market is crashing and many jobs are being lost. Your mother is not alone in being turned off by the Baracuda and her lack of substantive responses to questions in last week’s debate.

  • Jim Cramer: Dow 7700 'Real Possibility', Time To Reevaluate!

    10/07/2008 8:27:12 AM PDT · 20 of 50
    MurryMom to Lazamataz
    Do exactly the opposite of everything he says and you will be rich.

    Likewise Bush.

  • Are there really Clinton supporters who are planning to vote for Palin because she's a woman?

    10/06/2008 11:49:57 AM PDT · 4 of 52
    MurryMom to RogerFGay
    Yes, there are a few women who would have voted for Hillary and will cast their votes for McCain in November. However, I am not one of them and most of the Hillary/Palin voters seem to end up calling rightwing talk radio shows to announce their preferences. Somehow, I get the feeling that the female callers are Republicans who would not have voted for Hillary if she had secured the Democratic Party nomination.

    I also wonder how many voters have become fed up with McCain/Palin in view of the stock market crash. Millions have lost a huge chunk of their life savings in this recent crash. The Republicans have failed to distinguish McCain/Palin from the Bush train wreck. Bush and McCain both want to invest SS funds in the stock market.

    Second thoughts anyone?

  • Global Poll Finds Obama Preferred in All Countries But U.S.

    10/06/2008 7:45:53 AM PDT · 31 of 44
    MurryMom to Joiseydude
    Madeline Albright on the Baracuda:

    "Though I am flattered that Governor Palin has chosen to cite me as a source of wisdom, what I said had nothing to do with politics. This is yet another example of McCain and Palin distorting the truth, and all the more reason to remember that this campaign is not about gender, it is about which candidate has an agenda that will improve the lives of all Americans, including women. The truth is, if you care about the status of women in our society and in our troubled economy, the best choice by far is Obama-Biden."

  • Battleground: Obama 50%, McCain 43%

    10/06/2008 7:36:17 AM PDT · 14 of 164
    MurryMom to tatown
    Great news! I hope McCain's collapse also translates into 60+ Democratic senators in January to help President Obama pass his agenda.

    Finally, we have hope for a President who will take responsibility for his actions, unlike the multiple failures America has endured over the past 7.5 years.

  • Support Bill Ayers (online petition)

    10/05/2008 5:32:02 PM PDT · 17 of 67
    MurryMom to 4buttons
    A vote against Senator Obama is a vote for a candidate who has a special affinity for known felons, for example Charles Keating and G. Gordon Liddy.

    Liddy served four and a half years in prison in connection with his conviction for his role in the Watergate break-in and the break-in at the office of the psychiatrist of Daniel Ellsberg, the military analyst who leaked the Pentagon Papers. Liddy has acknowledged preparing to kill someone during the Ellsberg break-in "if necessary"; plotting to murder journalist Jack Anderson; plotting with a "gangland figure" to murder Howard Hunt to stop him from cooperating with investigators; plotting to firebomb the Brookings Institution; and plotting to kidnap "leftist guerillas" at the 1972 Republican National Convention -- a plan he outlined to the Nixon administration using terminology borrowed from the Nazis. (The murder, firebombing, and kidnapping plots were never carried out; the break-ins were.) During the 1990s, Liddy reportedly instructed his radio audience on multiple occasions on how to shoot Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms agents and also reportedly said he had named his shooting targets after Bill and Hillary Clinton.

    Liddy has donated $5,000 to McCain's campaigns since 1998, including $1,000 in February 2008. In addition, McCain has appeared on Liddy's radio show during the presidential campaign, including as recently as May. An online video labeled "John McCain On The G. Gordon Liddy Show 11/8/07" includes a discussion between Liddy and McCain, whom Liddy described as an "old friend." During the segment, McCain praised Liddy's "adherence to the principles and philosophies that keep our nation great," said he was "proud" of Liddy, and said that "it's always a pleasure for me to come on your program."

  • William Ayers Tried Extortion. Bernardine Dohrn Cheered Charles Manson

    10/05/2008 5:29:11 PM PDT · 6 of 23
    MurryMom to franklog
    OTOH, the R candidate has a special affinity for known felons, extending to this year. For example take McCain's association with G. Gordon Liddy.

    Liddy served four and a half years in prison in connection with his conviction for his role in the Watergate break-in and the break-in at the office of the psychiatrist of Daniel Ellsberg, the military analyst who leaked the Pentagon Papers. Liddy has acknowledged preparing to kill someone during the Ellsberg break-in "if necessary"; plotting to murder journalist Jack Anderson; plotting with a "gangland figure" to murder Howard Hunt to stop him from cooperating with investigators; plotting to firebomb the Brookings Institution; and plotting to kidnap "leftist guerillas" at the 1972 Republican National Convention -- a plan he outlined to the Nixon administration using terminology borrowed from the Nazis. (The murder, firebombing, and kidnapping plots were never carried out; the break-ins were.) During the 1990s, Liddy reportedly instructed his radio audience on multiple occasions on how to shoot Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms agents and also reportedly said he had named his shooting targets after Bill and Hillary Clinton.

    Liddy has donated $5,000 to McCain's campaigns since 1998, including $1,000 in February 2008. In addition, McCain has appeared on Liddy's radio show during the presidential campaign, including as recently as May. An online video labeled "John McCain On The G. Gordon Liddy Show 11/8/07" includes a discussion between Liddy and McCain, whom Liddy described as an "old friend." During the segment, McCain praised Liddy's "adherence to the principles and philosophies that keep our nation great," said he was "proud" of Liddy, and said that "it's always a pleasure for me to come on your program."

  • The Palin Rebound

    10/05/2008 4:27:37 PM PDT · 78 of 79
    MurryMom to Grampa Dave
    Your enthusiasm for the Baracuda is understandable. She has more testosterone than anybody else at the top of her party. McCain and his surrogates are forever blaming their travails on others, wailing about imaginary sexist and journalistic biases daily. McCain even canceled an interview with Larry King for heaven's sake, in a fit of pique at Campbell Brown, a CNN anchor.

    We are not a nation of whiners, but the GOP is now the party of whiners. The rebranding became official when Republicans in the House moaned that a routine speech by Nancy Pelosi had turned their members against the Bush bailout bill. As the stock market fell more than 777 points, Barney Frank taunted his GOP peers with the pitch-perfect mockery: "Somebody hurt my feelings, so I will punish the country."

  • Hail Mary vs. Cool Barry

    10/03/2008 10:06:13 AM PDT · 13 of 18
    MurryMom to floozy22
    What Krauthammer's analysis suggests to me how it really describes McCain:

    McCain has shown that he is a man of limited experience, questionable convictions, deeply troubling associations (Phil Gramm, Charles Keating, George Bush) and an alarming lack of self-definition.

    Does anybody really know who John McCain is and what he believes?

  • The Palin Rebound

    10/03/2008 9:47:45 AM PDT · 3 of 79
    MurryMom to Chet 99
    Memo to Sarah Palin:

    Your repoeated inapproprate mouthing of the term "reform" in last night's debate will never convince anybody with a pulse that you are a reformer or that your running mate is a "maverick".

  • THE "REAL" REASON MCCAIN IS PULLING FROM MICHIGAN

    10/02/2008 1:27:22 PM PDT · 85 of 254
    MurryMom to PhiKapMom
    ...we could pick up an electoral vote there with a ground game.

    Do we have a ground game anywhere?

    Here in PA the Democrats have thousands of volunteers working on the ground, the Rs spend millions on tv ads but with no visible ground forces.

  • NYT editor responds to McCain camp

    09/26/2008 7:14:33 AM PDT · 85 of 86
    MurryMom to skinkinthegrass
    Yes, I'm back and I just received the word on what the Republicans in the Bush administration demand from us Americans. Here it is:

    "Dear American:

    "I need to ask you to support an urgent secret business relationship with a transfer of funds of great magnitude.

    "I am Ministry of the Treasury of the Republic of America. My country has had crisis that has caused the need for large transfer of funds of 800 billion dollars US. If you would assist me in this transfer, it would be most profitable to you.

    "I am working with Mr. Phil Gramm, lobbyist for UBS, who will be my replacement as Ministry of the Treasury in January. As a Senator, you may know him as the leader of the American banking deregulation movement in the 1990s. This transactin is 100% safe.

    "This is a matter of great urgency. We need a blank check. We need the funds as quickly as possible. We cannot directly transfer these funds in the names of our close friends because we are constantly under surveillance. My family lawyer advised me that I should look for a reliable and trustworthy person who will act as a next of kin so the funds can be transferred.

    "Please reply with all of your bank account, IRA, and college fund account numbers and those of your children and grandchildren to wallstreetbailout@treasury.gov so that we may transfer your commission for this transaction. After I receive that information, I will respond with detailed information about safeguards that will be used to protect the funds.

    "Yours Faithfully

    "Minister of Treasury Paulson"

  • NYT editor responds to McCain camp

    09/22/2008 1:49:13 PM PDT · 40 of 86
    MurryMom to NoobRep
    The NYT endorsed McCain in the Republican primary and now the McCain camp expects us to swallow their balderdash about media bias? The NYT hasn't even run a story yet about the Keating Five or Andrew McCain's having to resign from the board of his bank or how many cars and homes the McCains own.

    Everybody knows the Republicans own most of the media. McCain cries too much if he expects the NYT to lick his boots the same as Fox News, the WSJ, Larry Kudlow, Rush Limbaugh, ad infinitum.

  • FACISM ON THE MARCH: Democrats Push for Major Changes In Rescue Plan

    09/22/2008 12:31:53 PM PDT · 9 of 23
    MurryMom to johncocktoasten
    It seems strange to me that Paulson and Bush didn’t bolster their rhetoric by providing congressional leaders with a list of all the times congress and the American people decided to swallow their skepticism and give the Bush administration the benefit of the doubt, and then everything worked out fine.

    It’s a really long list, so spelling it out in detail would surely convince a lot of people. Like remember when some folks said Bush’s math was wrong and his tax cuts would lead to large deficits? Idiots! Or those who warned that occupying Iraq might be kind of hard? Morons!

    If you can’t trust George W. Bush with an unlimited grant of authority then whom can you trust?

  • FACISM ON THE MARCH: Democrats Push for Major Changes In Rescue Plan

    09/22/2008 12:29:47 PM PDT · 8 of 23
    MurryMom to johncocktoasten
    It seems strange to me that Paulson and Bush didn’t bolster their rhetoric by providing congressional leaders with a list of all the times congress and the American people decided to swallow their skepticism and give the Bush administration the benefit of the doubt, and then everything worked out fine.

    It’s a really long list, so spelling it out in detail would surely convince a lot of people. Like remember when some folks said Bush’s math was wrong and his tax cuts would lead to large deficits? Idiots! Or those who warned that occupying Iraq might be kind of hard? Morons!

    If you can’t trust George W. Bush with an unlimited grant of authority then whom can you trust?

  • McCain on Rachael ray

    09/22/2008 7:23:24 AM PDT · 36 of 52
    MurryMom to ari-freedom
    McCain’s views on Bush's proposed Wall street bailout remain no better than muddy and often contradictory. One day he says the fundamentals of the economy are sound, while they next he says they are troubled. On another day he opposes a bailout for AIG, while the very next, he says a bailout was unavoidable. Before this campaign, he waved the conservative flag of deregulation; now, he says lack of regulation helped bring about the current fiscal crisis.

    When the proposed Bush bailout goes from invisible one week to inevitable the next, it raises my BS antennae. Why has Senator McCain, chair of the Senate Commerce committee for many years, escaped blame along with the Bush administration for the Wall Street debacle?

  • Debtor Nation (April 22, 2004)

    09/21/2008 8:50:40 PM PDT · 3 of 8
    MurryMom to jdege
    Why blame Senator Obama when he hasn't even been elected yet? Bush hasn't yet said how he will pay for the increased interest payments on the federal deficit that are certain to result from the bailout packages needed to rescue the country from his foreign policy and tax policy blunders.

    Vote for Obama and the other Democratic candidates in your area and we will gladly claim credit for the prosperity that is sure to follow.

  • Breaking: Has McCain "softened' his position on embryonic research?

    09/21/2008 10:54:33 AM PDT · 8 of 9
    MurryMom to NYer
    The official 2008 Republican platform reveals the party’s true intent of enacting even more drastic restrictions on ESC research up to and including a totalitarian ban on any federal, state, or commercial research involving embryonic stem cell lines. Change some terms, cross your fingers, quietly drop the word ‘embryonic’ and hope no one notices.

    McCain doesn’t just hope you're stupid, he's counting on it to win in November.

  • Is Sarah Palin the new Clarence Thomas? (mega barfer + talk about a racist writer...)

    09/11/2008 3:59:44 PM PDT · 14 of 16
    MurryMom to Tzimisce
    I’m sorry, but isn’t the selection of Obama essentially a race based pick? I mean, he didn’t win the Democrat nomination after all.

    Most of the country (including John McCain) has moved beyond considering the race of Senator Obama, altough occasionally on this board you might see some racially tinged comments about him. Democrats like myself initially supported Hillary Clinton but when we saw Senator Obama's impressive performances in debates, the emotion he inspires in stump speeches, and his votes on issues especially his unpopular vote against the Iraq war, we were persuaded.

    A person would need to be blind not to be aware of Senator Obama's race. Thankfully the Republicans have not made this an issue yet. I hope you would vote against Senator McCain if he reverses his present position (as he has done on many other issues) and brings racial issues into the campaign.