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Posts by Zajko

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  • Here are the Republicans who voted against John Boehner for speaker

    01/06/2015 11:26:05 PM PST · 154 of 178
    Zajko to Whenifhow

    28 members in total, from both parties, voted against either Boehner or Pelosi (shown as ‘others’ on C-SPAN). 24 were Republicans voting against Boehner. 1 (Babin) was a Republican voting ‘present’. The 3 others were Democrats voting against Pelosi.

  • Longtime Romney friend: He’s standing by to rescue the party from nominating Ted Cruz

    01/01/2015 12:12:05 AM PST · 62 of 299
    Zajko to Jet Jaguar

    You do Reagan an injustice with this map - why have you colored Maryland blue for Mondale? Reagan won every state bar Minnesota and DC. The correct map is here:

    http://presidentelect.org/e1984.html

  • Ronald Reagan's 1983 telephone apology to Margaret Thatcher over Grenada invasion - audio

    11/10/2014 10:44:45 AM PST · 1 of 29
    Zajko
    Interesting to hear this audio of a discussion between two political greats.
  • Queen Elizabeth Is Apparently a ‘Game of Thrones’ Fan

    10/26/2014 4:37:38 PM PDT · 48 of 48
    Zajko to kelly4c

    Way too late now, but just came across your comment in this thread.

    Arya did take the Hound’s money from him as he lay ‘dying’, indeed. The whole point of this was that she’s learnt from him, and to an extent, has become what he taught her to be. In a previous episode in the series, when she berates him for stealing silver from an old farmer who had fed them and taken them in, he turns to her and says: ‘he’s old, he’s weak, he won’t survive the winter. Dead men don’t need silver.’

    That ‘dead men don’t need silver’ comment is precisely the point Arya is making when she takes his purse and leaves him to die.

  • Nurse quarantined at Newark airport after treating Ebola patients

    10/25/2014 6:31:59 AM PDT · 17 of 27
    Zajko to katana

    Indeed: worst major airports I’ve been to - LAX, JFK, Heathrow, Moscow Sheremetyevo and Jeddah (Saudi Arabia). Jomo Kenyatta (Nairobi), Manila, Ouagadougou and Dakar all awful too - but they perhaps have the excuse in these places of being too poor to be able to afford any better. Hargeisa in Somalia was the absolute worst of all - but that’s sort of expected, I guess, if you choose to fly through a place like that.

    World’s best airports: Hong Kong, Dubai, Vladivostok, the new Doha airport, and (by far and without any doubt) Changi, Singapore.

  • Tories face Ukip thrashing in Clacton by-election

    08/31/2014 10:55:25 AM PDT · 14 of 24
    Zajko to bunster

    Actually it won’t be until early October. Exact date yet to be fixed but it’s like to be either October 7th or (more likely) October 9th. Traditionally by-elections are held on a Thursday.

  • Egypt court sentences 529 Morsi supporters to death

    03/24/2014 2:25:41 AM PDT · 1 of 35
    Zajko
  • Putin's statement on Crimea's application to join Russia. Live (LIVE)

    03/18/2014 6:04:41 AM PDT · 10 of 16
    Zajko to goldstategop

    Well said: completely agree. As one who is living in Moscow right now, I can say that it’s absolutely clear here that the overwhelming majority of Russians (and Crimeans, clearly) see Crimea as a historically integral part of Russia - even those who are otherwise anti-Putin.

    We all know that Putin is no saint (not by a long way) - but he’s strengthened his hand enormously over the last few weeks here, even among those who I’ve heard criticize him before. The US/western reaction to the events in Crimea - both politically and in the media - is only helping him in this respect.

  • With 79% Turnout, Exit Polls Confirm 93% Of Voters Back Crimea Joining Russia;

    03/16/2014 11:57:48 AM PDT · 33 of 81
    Zajko to FreeReign

    The ballot paper is here:

    http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-26514797

    Option 1: Rejoining the Russian Federation

    Option 2: Returning Crimea to the 1992 constitution as an autonomous province of Ukraine.

  • Crimeans vote on union with Russia as troops build up rapidly

    03/16/2014 11:24:43 AM PDT · 52 of 104
    Zajko to Paleo Conservative

    Correct - except they’re 2 hours behind Russia (Moscow) time. Russia no longer uses Daylight Savings Time, and we’re currently 4 hrs ahead of GMT here in Moscow, 9 hrs ahead of EST and 2 hrs ahead of Crimea, which is (for now) running on Ukrainian time.

  • Ukraine crisis: Crimea parliament asks to join Russia

    03/06/2014 2:55:06 AM PST · 4 of 103
    Zajko to goldstategop

    Indeed: all planned out very thoroughly. Putin plays chess, while certain others play tiddlywinks again.

  • Ukraine crisis: Crimea parliament asks to join Russia

    03/06/2014 2:47:48 AM PST · 1 of 103
    Zajko
  • Chris Christie: I'm a Conservative, Not a Moderate [Laugh O' Day!]

    11/05/2013 8:24:37 PM PST · 63 of 63
    Zajko to SoFloFreeper

    To paraphrase Margaret Thatcher:

    ‘Being a Conservative is like being a Lady: if you have to tell people that you are, then you aren’t.’

  • House GOP Leadership Statement on Syria

    09/01/2013 11:09:57 AM PDT · 38 of 40
    Zajko to Sal

    It is right on the border, yes. I spent a year working in Damascus, and 6 months in Beirut, in 2006-7, and used to drive through the Bekaa between the two. The border is right at the top of the mountain as you come up out of the valley. Beautiful scenery, shame it’s such a mess in other ways - they make some good wine there, too.

  • Petition: RETRACT the executive order against the re-importation of U.S. military firearms

    08/31/2013 1:11:20 PM PDT · 7 of 12
    Zajko to jdege

    Not that I disagree with the sentiment expressed here in any way, but is there really any point ‘petitioning’ this WH? A petition, surely, suggests ‘begging someone to reconsider’. Asking someone who maybe hasn’t thought through the ramifications of a decision, or has made an ill-considered but fundamentally honest mistake, to look at it again and think about whether, maybe, they might just have been wrong. It doesn’t presume intelligence, or morals, or right, or logic in the mind of the person you’re asking to reconsider; but it does presume they’re not actually warped, evil and actively trying to screw you over.

    Which brings me back to the ‘is there any point?’ question. I’m not sure I can bring myself to act as a ‘petitioner’ and beg this current administration to please, listen to me. I already know that they have absolutely no interest in me or my opinion.

    That’s not defeatism, or suggesting all is lost. It’s just saying that signing WH petitions isn’t really going to get us anywhere at this point: other means are needed. If anyone can convince me otherwise (I’m always open to the possibility I might be wrong or have missed something!) - then fire away. I’ll happily sign if you can persuade me there’s any point.

  • House GOP Leadership Statement on Syria

    08/31/2013 12:22:45 PM PDT · 24 of 40
    Zajko to ksm1

    The Bekaa valley is in Lebanon.

    Not that that necessarily invalidates the point you make: Assad (and his father before him) have largely controlled Lebanon and its government for much of the past 40 years.

  • David Cameron loses Syria vote in Commons

    08/29/2013 10:43:10 PM PDT · 85 of 122
    Zajko to GeronL

    Difficult to say for sure, as the UK doesn’t have a written constitution.

    However, with military intervention in Syria being deeply unpopular in the UK, it would’ve been a big risk, with an election likely 12-18 months away there. In a way this result suits Cameron - he doesn’t have to get involved in Syria, but he can hold his hands up to Obama and say ‘I did my best, sorry...’

  • David Cameron loses Syria vote in Commons

    08/29/2013 2:39:52 PM PDT · 1 of 122
    Zajko
    Cameron loses vote in parliament to authorise UK military action in Syria.
  • Egypt's Mohamed Morsi appoints hardline Islamist to govern Luxor

    06/19/2013 6:50:51 AM PDT · 1 of 8
    Zajko
    Unbelievable: the terrorist cell leader who organised the massacre of 58 western tourists in 1997 has now been appointed by Egyptian president (and Obama ally) Mohamed Morsi to be the governor of the tourist city of Luxor...
  • Istanbul: Violence in Large Protest; Erdogan Defiant

    06/02/2013 2:47:55 AM PDT · 31 of 42
    Zajko to Carry_Okie

    Those are Turkish flags: they happen to be red. I was in Taksim Square on Saturday: this is quite the opposite of Syria, Egypt or Libya. The people out protesting here are absolutely NOT Islamists (and certainly not communists: there are a very small minority of these here, but probably less proportionally than there are in the US), or indeed particularly religious at all. It’s Erdogan’s government which is trying to impose religious law here (banning alcohol sales last week - a deeply unpopular move in Istanbul, as well as trying to alter the constitution to allow himself to remain in office) and the people who are trying to fight back.

    In short, this is the opposite of Syria, Egypt or Libya: an Islamist government attempting to impose religious law on a secular population who don’t want it and aren’t interested in it.

  • 'Soldier beheaded' in Woolwich machete attack: latest

    05/22/2013 12:22:50 PM PDT · 147 of 197
    Zajko to manc

    Oh, for God’s sake, grow up.

  • 'Soldier beheaded' in Woolwich machete attack: latest

    05/22/2013 12:17:04 PM PDT · 137 of 197
    Zajko to manc

    (yawn)

    ....and re my first ‘couple of lines’ - yes, I admit, I called you a moron. Everything you write seems to confirm that my analysis of your intellect was fairly accurate.

  • 'Soldier beheaded' in Woolwich machete attack: latest

    05/22/2013 12:10:59 PM PDT · 130 of 197
    Zajko to manc

    Firstly, you little moron, I’m English: born and brought up less than a mile from where today’s atrocity took place.

    Secondly: you clearly have no argument to make, beyond throwing insults around: perhaps you should get your nose out of the bottle and stop embarrassing yourself posting nonsense. I’m more than willing to debate anyone with an semi-intelligent opinion to offer: but ‘you agree with pure shite’ doesn’t really cut it here. Suitable for a Glasgow pub at 11pm on a Saturday night, yes. Save it for there.

  • 'Soldier beheaded' in Woolwich machete attack: latest

    05/22/2013 12:00:52 PM PDT · 118 of 197
    Zajko to manc

    You clearly can’t read, you moron (on DU this isn’t so much of a problem: perhaps you should head over there and find your soulmates) - and as for ‘what you agree with is pure crap’ - apart from the idiot’s refuge of ‘insult anyone you’re mentally incapable of arguing with’ - just what exactly do you have a problem with, in my offering prayers and sympathy for a soldier, butchered in the street?

    On second thoughts, don’t bother answering: I have better things to do than argue with semi-literate donuts.

  • 'Soldier beheaded' in Woolwich machete attack: latest

    05/22/2013 11:48:52 AM PDT · 100 of 197
    Zajko to the scotsman

    Totally agree with everything you’ve said.

    I’ll add that I find it disturbing that after 90-odd comments on this thread, not one person has seen fit to offer prayers for a young soldier (and his family), butchered by barbarians in the street.

    Seems instead to be a source of either humour, ‘witty’ remarks, or poltical point scoring. I may agree with many of the said political points, but it’s a shame to see FR turning into what looks like a mirror-image of DU.

  • 'Soldier beheaded' in Woolwich machete attack: latest

    05/22/2013 11:28:57 AM PDT · 64 of 197
    Zajko to IDRATHERNOT

    Prayers for a young soldier, butchered by barbarians in the street, and for his family.

    Shame that so many FReepers here seem to find this story a source of amusement, or an excuse to make ‘funny’ remarks. Yes, I understand and largely agree with many of those comments made. But it’s a real shame to read through the first 20-odd comments and find not one person has thought to offer prayers or sympathy for this young man and his family.

  • The Pope and Godless Capitalism (Globalism)

    05/11/2013 6:22:19 AM PDT · 25 of 39
    Zajko to trubolotta

    I’m not entirely sure the pope IS ‘attributing to capitalism’ this particular tragedy - he doesn’t use the word, only the article writer does. His comments on ‘slave labor’ and on ‘focusing exclusively on .... personal profit’ appear to refer to the way these particular workers were treated and ended up - i.e. dead, through their employer’s lack of morals, pursuit of short-term profits by criminal means, and industrial malpractice, in a situation where many of them likely had only two life-choices here - take this job or life in abject poverty. This is what, to me, he is commenting on - moral practices in business. Which is quite different from criticizing capitalism per se.

    As for applying ‘nuts and bolts solutions’ - this is perhaps more of a political issue, specifically one for the Bangladeshi government, as I think you yourself stated. I don’t find it particularly odd or unacceptable for a Christian religious leader to comment on the moral dimensions or implications of a particular newsworthy incident. It does seem to me - from what is quoted here, anyway, and admittedly the full text of the pope’s comments isn’t included - that it’s the writer of this article, more than the pope, who’s making the papal comments out to be a criticism of capitalism itself.

  • The Pope and Godless Capitalism (Globalism)

    05/11/2013 5:27:39 AM PDT · 20 of 39
    Zajko to trubolotta

    I completely agree with you, and made no comment on the issue of the wages these workers were paid - I’m sure they were happy to have jobs in the first place. I merely observed that getting your entire workforce killed because (a) your building has (as in this case) had 3 floors added to it illegally and against the architect’s advice, and (b) you’ve ignored warnings from your engineers in the weeks prior to this disaster that the building was unsafe, because you don’t want to lose production for a few days while these issues are fixed, is both morally unaceptable and bad business.

    And yes, I agree, the same standards as apply in the U.S. can’t be applied elsewhere overnight, even if they should be eventually (sometimes debatable in itself). My point, which I think is fundamentally similar to yours, is that to tarnish or criticise ‘capitalism’ because of issues such as this one, where cronyism, corruption and blatant immorality are in fact the discerning factors at play, is nonsense. Capitalism and morality are not mutually exclusive, nor should they be governed by the same authorities or sets of rules. They can and do, however, often exist interdependently.

  • The Pope and Godless Capitalism (Globalism)

    05/11/2013 4:42:09 AM PDT · 9 of 39
    Zajko to ArrogantBustard

    Taking into account the fact that the business owner is now in custody, facing a long jail sentence, and the upcoming compensation claims from 1000+ families, on top of the loss of the building, the revocation of his licence to operate any form of commerce, the confiscation of his assets and the fact that after the publicity surrounding this case, no international company would touch any business connected with him with a barge-pole, at any time in the future, in any case - then yes, I’m pretty sure he didn’t come out of this affair ‘in front.’

    My point was a more general one really, though: ensuring that the premises you provide for your staff are basically structurally sound and not liable to collapse on top of them makes both business and moral sense.

  • The Pope and Godless Capitalism (Globalism)

    05/11/2013 4:30:53 AM PDT · 4 of 39
    Zajko to Colonel Kangaroo

    I felt that what he was saying was more along the lines that morality and the marketplace are not (and should not) be mutually exclusive. One phrase used in the article is ‘capitalism without a conscience’ - and if that phrase doesn’t fit this tragedy, where well over 1,000 (far more than the 400 stated in the article) died, I’m not sure what does.

    Saying that a business run for profit could and should also be run in a decent, moral way, isn’t, I don’t think, in any way anti-capitalist. On the contrary, capitalism, being fundamentally more ‘moral’ than socialism, should be taking the ‘high ground’ on issues such as this.

    There IS something wrong with packing 3500 women and young kids into a totally unsafe structure and working them until the building collapses on top of them - from both a moral perspective (clearly) and also a capitalistic one (such an event obviously doesn’t make the business owner any money).

  • Taliban Capture 9 From Helicopter in Afghanistan

    04/22/2013 3:05:26 AM PDT · 11 of 23
    Zajko to BBell

    BBC now saying two of those abducted are actually Russians, the rest Turkish.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-22244276

    Be interesting to see the reaction from Moscow on that one, if true.....

  • A Preliminary Profile of the Boston Bombers: The Tsarnaev Brothers

    04/20/2013 12:43:28 AM PDT · 15 of 25
    Zajko to cunning_fish

    Absolutely agree. My only point was something was identified to trigger this request two years ago. Which obviously (and tragically) wasn’t followed up on or considered serious enough to warrant further investigation.

  • A Preliminary Profile of the Boston Bombers: The Tsarnaev Brothers

    04/19/2013 11:54:13 PM PDT · 13 of 25
    Zajko to Zhang Fei

    Quite possibly, and quite possibly with reason, in some instances. But not really connected with the original post - we’re getting a bit off-topic here now :)

  • A Preliminary Profile of the Boston Bombers: The Tsarnaev Brothers

    04/19/2013 11:19:15 PM PDT · 9 of 25
    Zajko to Zhang Fei

    On a side-note, while I partially agree with the gist of what you say re Russian mentality of ‘asking for papers because just they can make you comply’ (though that comment isn’t really relevant to what I wrote) - it’s worth mentioning that I spent 3 years living and working in Russia. On not one single occasion (and this includes travelling the entire length of the country from Moscow to Vladivostok both by train, many times, and once by car) was I ever stopped by the police / law enforcement or asked to show my papers or passport, except when entering or exiting the country at an airport or international border.

    Nor was this because I’m obviously a ‘foreigner’ in Russia and was treated differently for that reason - I’m not sure anyone could tell I’m not Russian just by looking at me, and I can speak good enough Russian not to need to communicate in English when I’m travelling there.

    Not sure I can say the same about the last 3 years I was continuously in the US.... ;)

  • A Preliminary Profile of the Boston Bombers: The Tsarnaev Brothers

    04/19/2013 10:52:14 PM PDT · 6 of 25
    Zajko to Zhang Fei

    Quite possibly, in Russia. But this was a request made to our FBI, whom they can’t in any way ‘make comply’ - and have no reason to forward such a request to, unless there is a genuine security concern (to themselves, possibly, as much as to us) behind it.

  • A Preliminary Profile of the Boston Bombers: The Tsarnaev Brothers

    04/19/2013 10:45:58 PM PDT · 2 of 25
    Zajko to bruinbirdman

    However in the latest report on WaPo, I noticed the following:

    ‘Also Friday, the FBI confirmed that its agents in Boston had interviewed Tamerlan Tsarnaev in 2011 at the request of a foreign government. A law enforcement official said the request came from the Russian government, concerned about Tsarnaev’s potential ties to Chechen terrorists. But, after that interview, the FBI did not follow him further, officials said.’

    .....which seems to suggest that despite their ages, there were some obvious links - to the Russians, anyway, then missed or just ignored our end. I doubt the Russian government makes requests such as this to the FBI on a routine basis or without some kind of evidence to support it.

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/second-boston-marathon-bombing-suspect-arrested-after-day-of-lockdown/2013/04/19/f53e1cf2-a911-11e2-b8ad-87b8baf4531b_story.html?hpid=z1

  • BREAKING: NBC Reporting that Suspect #2 has been Mirandized by the FBI

    04/19/2013 10:28:03 PM PDT · 179 of 249
    Zajko to LibertyRocks

    They clearly DID have connections in the Chechen terrorist world. According to the latest article on WaPo:

    ‘Also Friday, the FBI confirmed that its agents in Boston had interviewed Tamerlan Tsarnaev in 2011 at the request of a foreign government. A law enforcement official said the request came from the Russian government, concerned about Tsarnaev’s potential ties to Chechen terrorists. But, after that interview, the FBI did not follow him further, officials said.’

  • FBI interviewed Boston bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev for possible extremist ties 2 years ago

    04/19/2013 10:02:34 PM PDT · 69 of 77
    Zajko to PGalt; umgud

    According to the most recent info on WaPo:

    ‘A law enforcement official said the request came from the Russian government, concerned about Tsarnaev’s potential ties to Chechen terrorists.’

    ....as suggested and suspected by others here.

  • Senate passes government funding measure; House to vote Thursday

    03/20/2013 4:02:13 PM PDT · 13 of 34
    Zajko to Jean S

    Passed 73-26 I see, so plenty of GoP votes to help Obama along. I’d say ‘surprisingly’ but of course, it isn’t surprising at all :)

  • Obama Says He Has Become More Humble

    02/27/2013 3:54:51 AM PST · 73 of 87
    Zajko to mbarker12474

    For some reason this brings to mind Churchill’s famous comment on post-war British Labour (socialist) PM Clement Attlee:

    ‘A modest man - but then, he has much to be modest about’

  • Sen. Feinstein suggests national buyback of guns

    12/25/2012 12:36:51 AM PST · 103 of 303
    Zajko to neverdem
    Reading this put me in mind, for some reason, of Steven Pressfield's wonderful historical novel of the last stand at Thermopylae, and the section detailing Leonidas' famous response to the Persian envoy's demand that he surrender his weapons:

    It had been agreed among the commanders, the king now informed the warriors, no longer to fight in sallies from behind the Wall as in the previous two days but instead to put its stones at the defenders' backs and advance in a body into the widest part of the pass, there to engage the enemy, the allied scores against the Empire's myriads. The king's intent was that each man sell his life as dearly as possible.

    Just as order of battle was being assigned, a herald's trumpet of the enemy sounded from beyond the Narrows. Under a banner of parley a party of four Persian riders in their most brilliant armor picked their way across the carpet of carnage and reined in directly beneath the Wall. Leonidas had been wounded in both legs and could barely hobble. With painful effort he mounted the battlement; the troops climbed with him; the whole force, what there was of it, looked down on the horsemen from atop the Wall.

    The envoy was Ptammitechus, the Egyptian marine Tommie. This time his young son did not accompany him as interpreter; that function was performed by an officer of the Persians. Both their mounts, and the two heralds', were balking violently amid the underfoot corpses. Before Tommie could commence his speech, Leonidas cut him off.

    "The answer is no," he called down from the Wall.

    "You haven't heard the offer."

    "F*** the offer," Leonidas cried with a grin. "And yourself, sir, along with it!"

    The Egyptian laughed, his smile flashing as brilliantly as ever. He strained against the reins of his spooking horse. "Xerxes does not want your lives, sir," Tommie called. "Only your arms."

    Leonidas laughed. "Tell him to come and get them."

  • Moving Rice to National Security Advisor Is a Brilliant Tactical Move

    12/14/2012 10:17:16 AM PST · 12 of 25
    Zajko to livius

    No, it doesn’t. Another reason why this idea is being bounced around on a number of websites:

    http://www.examiner.com/article/susan-rice-eyed-for-national-security-advisor-no-senate-confirmation-needed

  • Texas teaching 'Allah is the Almighty God'

    12/14/2012 4:26:01 AM PST · 31 of 85
    Zajko to CharlesWayneCT

    Thanks for the informative post - puts a bit of perspective on some of the borderline-hysteria comments. We surely have enough real issues and problems related to this field and many others, without creating more imaginary ones, and jumping on every half-cocked media report like a bunch of DUmmies.

  • Boehner’s Biggest Threat (Representative Tom Price of Georgia is a conservative force)

    12/10/2012 9:35:40 AM PST · 23 of 32
    Zajko to C210N

    or...

    ‘Read my lips! No Newt axes’?

  • Is Western Intervention In Syria Imminent?

    12/07/2012 10:26:49 AM PST · 28 of 35
    Zajko to justa-hairyape

    It’s not the most fun place in the world to be for a while, but it’s certainly interesting on some levels. It’s actually a lot calmer and more stable here now, than when I first visited back in 2004.

    I spent a year in Damascus back in 2007-8, as well - completely different environment, of course, but a fascinating city - far preferable to Saudi on a quality-of-life basis from both a personal and cultural standpoint. At that time, of course. Not so much right now.

  • Is Western Intervention In Syria Imminent?

    12/07/2012 2:22:50 AM PST · 25 of 35
    Zajko to justa-hairyape

    I’m in Saudi Arabia right now. Papers here are full of ‘bloodthirsty tyrant continues to massacre own people as heroic fighters struggle on for freedom’ -type headlines. As compared to the reporting on the situation in Bahrain (Sunni minority elite, Shi’ite population - i.e. reverse of Syria) which is more along the lines of ‘bands of armed terrorists attack law enforcement forces in streets, as government struggles to maintain law and order’.

  • Is Western Intervention In Syria Imminent?

    12/06/2012 11:35:09 PM PST · 21 of 35
    Zajko to justa-hairyape

    ‘The question is, what will Putin want.’

    I think the simple answer to this is, he’ll want to keep the Russian naval base at Tartus. It’s enormously strategically important, being Russia’s only permanent naval base in the Mediterranean, or indeed anywhere outside the former USSR.

    I’d expect some deal whereby the ‘Free Syrian Army’ agreed to allow the base to remain in place (initially, at least) in return for the Russians agreeing to turn a blind eye to whatever Obama eventually decides to do in Syria.

  • Former Mexican Mayor Maria Santos Gorrostieta Executed (My Title)

    11/26/2012 8:33:16 AM PST · 47 of 81
    Zajko to Kukai

    Reading the full article at source, one thing which is abundantly clear is that this was one seriously brave woman.

    Prayers for her and her family, especially the three young sons she leaves behind.

  • The Obama 2012 Campaign: The Greatest, Ever

    11/09/2012 9:31:38 AM PST · 14 of 30
    Zajko to lasereye

    Quote of the day from site here at source:

    “I told you Ann, nobody cares anymore. Put the dog on top of the car and let’s go.”

    - Mitt Romney

  • A Romney-Biden Administration? It Could Happen

    10/23/2012 1:57:26 AM PDT · 18 of 24
    Zajko to HannibalHamlinJr

    Two much likelier ‘tie’ 269-269 scenarios, I think:

    Romney: McCain 2008 states + FL, NC, VA, IN, NV, CO, IA & the 1 NE vote Obama gained = 269. Obama holds OH, MI, WI, NM, NH.

    Romney: McCain 2008 states + FL, NC, VA, IN, NV, CO, NM, the 1 NE vote Obama gained + 1 ME vote = 269. Obama holds OH, MI, WI, IA, NH.