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thebcman 1 year, 6 months ago

Romney is a joke. A fool. The biggest piece of feces on the planet.

If you vote for that POS, you deserve all the bad things he will do to you.

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Armstrong 1 year, 6 months ago

I'm gonna vote Snap_pop_no_crackle

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bevy 1 year, 6 months ago

I'm interested in the election being OVER!

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tange 1 year, 6 months ago

I'm pretty much in it for the trading cards. Have three of four. That Romney card is just tooooo pricey—maybe because it's a foil.

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Richard Heckler 1 year, 6 months ago

No one should discount the potential destructiveness of a victory for Mitt Romney. The widespread media assumption that he’s really a “Massachusetts moderate” who adopted extreme positions to placate the Republican electorate before resetting his Etch A Sketch would be irrelevant even if it were true.

A Romney victory could be accompanied by GOP control of all branches of government, with the party’s right-wing majority in the House driving the agenda.

As Grover Norquist argues, “We are not auditioning for fearless leader…. We just need a president to sign this stuff.”

The “stuff” they would pass—already endorsed by Romney—includes

--- repeal of healthcare reform, stripping some 30 million people of coverage

--- an end to Medicare and Medicaid as we know them.

These draconian measures would be used to pay for increases in military spending and tax cuts for corporations and the wealthy.

Under the Romney plan, those making over $1 million a year would receive an average tax break of $250,000.

A Romney victory would buoy a Republican right eager to roll back social progress, constrict voting rights and exacerbate racial divides in an era of middle-class decline.

The offensive against labor and workers’ rights would escalate.

And Romney’s bellicose foreign policy would make George W. Bush look dovish.

If Romney wins, we will spend four years fighting to limit the damage he will inflict on the nation.

http://www.thenation.com/article/168264/politics-99-percent[/

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rockchalk1977 1 year, 6 months ago

"If you're going through hell, keep going." Winston Churchill. Let's end the Obama nightmare in November... Romney Ryan 2012!

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My_Life 1 year, 6 months ago

Me and Indyan are votin' for Obama so we can stay hitched. Besides, Indyan loves Michelles' huge buttocks.

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autie 1 year, 6 months ago

Edward von Haskell says: I betcha guessed I'm not party-affiliated.

Autie writes: What do you mean you're not party affiliated? Eddie, you are the party. Like the song says, "You are..everybody!!"

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Richard Heckler 1 year, 6 months ago

These people posing as republicans are not republicans. Big money effectively voted out most republicans so we could say this insane group posing as republicans bought the name as the voters watched.

How about Rt Wing Libertarian Neocon Fundamentalist Tea Party for Economic Terrorism aka The Texas Mafia.

No matter what they are no one on this planet can afford them AGAIN!

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Eddie_Haskell 1 year, 6 months ago

Groove. I've never seen SoA. Probably because crafty Ron Perlman is on it. I never got over being traumatized by "Beauty and the Beast".

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Richard Heckler 1 year, 6 months ago

Republicans are constantly complaining about debt to the point one might believe they are the economic giants of our time. Whoaaaaaaa there for a minute.

--- In the end big debt and super duper bailouts HAVE BEEN the results which does not seem to bother Republicans, as long as they are in power.

--- In fact, by the time the second Bush left office, the national debt had grown to $12.1 trillion:

--- This Repub ENTITLEMENT - Over half of that amount had been created by Bush’s tax cuts for the very wealthy.

--- This Repub ENTITLEMENT - Another 30% of the national debt had been created by the tax cuts for the wealthy under Presidents Reagan and George H.W. Bush.

--- This Repub ENTITLEMENT - Fully 81% of the national debt was created by just these three Republican Presidents. http://www.dollarsandsense.org/archives/2010/0111orr.html

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Eddie_Haskell 1 year, 6 months ago

Christ, Merril, you're interrupting my grove with your c&p. Okay. Hey, all you Sons of Anarchy fans, WTH?!! http://tv.yahoo.com/news/-sons-of-anarchy--star-johnny-lewis-dies-in-bizarre-double-death.html

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Richard Heckler 1 year, 6 months ago

Neither Veterans, Republicans nor Democrat Middle class Can Afford the Republican Party

--- Is the market value of your home worth less than your mortgage? How much market value have home owners lost since 2007?

--- Let's talk about those entitlements that have literally destroyed jobs,economies and retirement plans. And made owning a home a risky investment - now that is remarkable.

--- DC republicans have been successful at wrecking our economy big time twice in the past thirty years. Because of the pattern I am convinced it is their economic policy established under the direction of Reagan/Bush.

--- Bush/Cheney have accomplished a remarkable achievement by destroying the world economy which of course makes it difficult for the USA to bounce back quickly. The question becomes how in the world did they sucker financial institutions worldwide into buying bundles upon bundles upon bundles of bad USA home loans worth trillions of dollars in bad debt?

--- What an incredible and criminally insane economic policy? I don't believe the entire world can afford the economically reckless republican party that was born in 1980.

--- Remember when Reagan was running about asking "Are you better off than you were 4 years ago? " The Reagan/Bush response put millions more out of work.

--- Reagan/Bush responded with the The Reagan/Bush Savings and Loan Heist aka home loan scandal which sent the economy out the window costing taxpayers many many $$ trillions (Cost taxpayers $1.4 trillion), Plus millions of jobs, loss of retirement plans and loss of medical insurance. http://rationalrevolution0.tripod.com/war/bush_family_and_the_s.htm

--- GW Bush and Dick Cheney did it again! How do they get away with it?

--- This ENTITLEMENT Bailing out the Bush/Cheney Home Loan Wall Street Bank Fraud cost consumers $ trillions, millions of jobs, loss of retirement plans and loss of medical insurance. Exactly like the Reagan/Bush home loan scam. Déjà vu can we say. Yep seems to be a pattern. http://www.dollarsandsense.org/archives/2009/0709macewan.html

--- This ENTITLEMENT - Bush/Cheney implied many financial institutions were at risk instead of only 3? One of the biggest lies perpetrated to American citizens. Where did this money go? Why were some banks forced to take bail out money? http://www.democracynow.org/2009/9/10/good_billions_after_bad_one_year

--- Is the market value of your home worth less than your mortgage? How much market value have home owners lost since 2007? Trillions of dollars.

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Eddie_Haskell 1 year, 6 months ago

Not very. But I don't vote for idiots. I didn't vote for Al Gore or John Kerry or John McCain and I sure has hell wouldn't vote for phony Mitch Romney. That's a pretty good split. I betcha guessed I'm not party-affiliated.

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The_Original_Bob 1 year, 6 months ago

"The goverment is purchasing pork to buoy the market, but it is just a stop gap measure. " RI

Any coincidence the McRib is coming back?

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prospector 1 year, 6 months ago

Vermin Supreme, with his campaign for Zombie apocalypse awareness and promises a pony for every American, gets me jazzed. You don't have to go very far or long around here without encountering a Zombie.

http://www.verminsupreme.com/

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Gotland 1 year, 6 months ago

It doesn't matter which party leads us further into debt. The bankers win either way.

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somedude20 1 year, 6 months ago

Lesser of 2 evils IMHO is Obama but I am leaning towards voting for my genitals

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beatrice 1 year, 6 months ago

Abso-fricken-lutely! Who isn't?

Of course, this one is all but over, with Mitt Romney having very few (virtually no) electoral college options now that numerous polls show Florida and Ohio tilting toward Obama. It won't be as big a win as he had against McCain, but polls indicate Obama is very likely to win.

So ... HILLARY 2016 !!!

Let the games begin!

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RETICENT_IRREVERENT 1 year, 6 months ago

"I can't believe it took four days for some publication to post common sense. I'm not sure who benefited from the Great Bacon Shortage Hoax of the Week of September 24, but I'm certainly glad we can put it to bed no". - T_O_B

Slate Magazine?

The goverment is purchasing pork to buoy the market, but it is just a stop gap measure. While you sheeple have your heads buried in the sand, I will be enjoying fine Amish Yoder Meats bacon while your frying pan is empty.

Kristi Noem 2016

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rockchalker52 1 year, 6 months ago

I'm very interested in the presidential race. My bottom line: Which candidate is more trustworthy? It ain't the challenger. Don't pick on him, though. "Just stop it. This is hard." (from a source)

I knew Andy & Barny & Goober were gone. Now Opie?!?! Has anybody told Aunt Bea? Oh, wait...

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verity 1 year, 6 months ago

Our local elections are extremely important, more than any time I can remember. Don't not vote because your vote in the presidential election won't count.

In the primary in my area, one race was won/lost by seven votes. Your vote does count.

You must be registered by October 15 to vote in the general election. After Jan 1, 2013, registering for the first time will be more difficult.

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Flap Doodle 1 year, 6 months ago

In another election prediction: " merrill 1 year, 1 month ago The primary is over. Richard Perry is the nominee. That's all there is to it. Kinda like how GW did it. The money and media will focus primarily on Perry. The back door party leadership has spoken." And we all see how that worked out, didn't we?

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Flap Doodle 1 year, 6 months ago

I want a piece of the contract for anti-depressives for the disappointed progressives that will go all banana-sandwich after the Mope is sent off the pitch.

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Leslie Swearingen 1 year, 6 months ago

Right now, the election is the most important thing in my life. How could anyone not see that President Obama is the best president we have had in a long while. If the Republicans in Congress were not so biased and intransigent a number of bills would have been passed that would have been of great benefit to the country. I follow all of the political news closely as well as international news as I believe that being informed is a good thing. Two bits,
Four bits
Six bits a dollar
All for Obama,
Stand up and holler,
Are we all fired up?
Are we ready to go?
OBAMA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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RETICENT_IRREVERENT 1 year, 6 months ago

I would be a whole lot more interested in having an election if Kristi Noem involved

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gccs14r 1 year, 6 months ago

Obama is a Republican, so it was difficult for the GOP to come up with a suitable challenger who isn't a complete nutcase.

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The_Original_Bob 1 year, 6 months ago

"Expatriotism is at an all time high if that tells you anything."

Mumbai is lovely this time of year.

KSEXPAT

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Linda Urish 1 year, 6 months ago

Because of the electorial vote, the election is over before they even count Kansas votes. So it does seem to matter anyway. Sad, but true.

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Constitutional_Malfeasance 1 year, 6 months ago

I will be glad when its' over, no matter who wins. Sadly, I feel Romney's campaign is McCain deja vu all over again. Sadly too, re-electing Obama is hard to come to grips with but it will speak to the state of the nation and what we've become. Expatriotism is at an all time high if that tells you anything. People are not seeing America greatness anymore and are just moving on and making it an adventure. Obama has, through his rhetoric, made it clear he does not believe in America greatness. Romeny on the other hand, can not seem to drive his case home and I think he will be deemed the loser in the debates no matter what he says or argues with Obama. Again, McCain---Part 2 (minus Palin).

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CWGOKU 1 year, 6 months ago

Election.......... with an "L"................ nah, change it to an "R".............. yep

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The_Original_Bob 1 year, 6 months ago

I can't believe it took four days for some publication to post common sense. I'm not sure who benefited from the Great Bacon Shortage Hoax of the Week of September 24, but I'm certainly glad we can put it to bed now.

http://www.slate.com/articles/business/moneybox/2012/09/unavoidable_bacon_shortage_u_k_s_national_pig_association_has_everyone_worried_about_the_price_of_pork_.html

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wmathews 1 year, 6 months ago

OK, but back to SoA. I was so upset about Opie I may have had bad dreams.

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msezdsit 1 year, 6 months ago

Probably the most important difference between the candidates is the possibility that three supreme court justices could be replaced. Obama likely would appoint justices that would hopefully reverse citizens united, the worst court ruling since Bush v Gore which gave the presidency to george Bush in spite of Gore winning the vote and will of the people. While a Gore presidency probably wouldn't have gone down as a great presidency, he likely would have prevented 911 since he already understood the danger Bin Laden posed and Bush had to be taught how dangerous Bin Laden was. Also, Gore wouldn't have got us into an unfunded illegal war in Iraq. Think how many people would still be alive today just based on that alone. Think what the debt would look like minus the money spent on that unfunded war. Gore simply wouldn't have taken the country to the depths that Bush did. Think of all the disasters Romney will inflict on us and how much better we will be because Obama will bottom out way before Romney will. The republicans have to have war. Romney will have us in war with syria, iran,afganistan, iraq, libya and anywhere else the war hawks can take us.

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The_Original_Bob 1 year, 6 months ago

I was sitting on the back stoop reading about Henry Rollins thoughts on the current election. It was this... http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/henry-rollins-on-election-season-i-really-dont-like-all-this-anger-20120926

And it hit me. Babboy is Henry Rollins. Restrained Anger. Weight Lifter. Logical.

Not sure what kind of car Hank drives, though.

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autie 1 year, 6 months ago

So BABBOY, you think everyone is entitled to opinion? Is that entitlement thinking, thus a form of redistrubution? You socialist heathen. Without this election John Stewart wouldn't be nearly as funny.

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BABBOY 1 year, 6 months ago

I used to be all into this crap.

Obviously, I am democrat.

But, after working on some bills that affected me, and seeing how it works, you realize you are just a donation to most of these people. The recent court decision allowing Corporations to donate money is one of the worst decisions no one talks about. It would be better to remove money from the equation and the decision has made it all about the money. The big democrats in this state ALL have asked me for money and several know me enough to have my cell phone. No big deal cause once you get on the list they call you and get to know you and ask you to come to their fund raising parties and you fell falsely important. Any of you could be on that list by giving three or four of them money. They tell their party HQ and they give your name to everyone else. In other words, I am not meaning to brag cause it easy for them to figure out who you are and ask money from you.

On side note, it amazes me that most Kansans think it is a given that Obama will lose. Would someone please tell the nutjobs that Kansas only has 6 electoral college votes and in the civilized parts of the country Obama is winning?

Have no idea if Obama will win but really is the best the republicans could up with to go against him is dork like Milt Romney? I mean the guy has nothing in common with anybody and it shows.

As for the arguing thing, I think everyone is entitled to opinion but just cannot be put up being talked down too and it impossible to talk a hard core conservative without the little putz demeaning you so that is why it get ugly with me. I try to avoid the issue frankly….

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Topple 1 year, 6 months ago

I'm ready for 80% of the articles on LJWorld to not be about the latest stupid thing Mitt Romney said.

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The_Original_Bob 1 year, 6 months ago

It confirms to me who are nutjobs on my Facebook page (real people using their real names.) Both sides. Take an ignorant talking point and run with it. I find it all humorous to the point of tiresome hoping Nov. 6 is tomorrow.

As far as here on the esteemed and award winning LJW website, it is just the same recycled BS from when this place started. Most certainly tiresome.

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jonas_opines 1 year, 6 months ago

Autie and Chris above pretty much gave my response. I'm interested, and I'll argue about it some, but on the whole the choices are poor. But it does provide some interesting study in how we behave as a society, as such evolved ape-ish creatures.

It's very similar, really, to watching a sport contest between bitter rivals, like KU and MU. Team Red and Team Blue. One's good at one sport, one's bad at another, etc., but the dialog between each team's fans seems pretty much the same.

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autie 1 year, 6 months ago

Generally more or less. It cetainly makes for an interesting study in humanity.

What would Dennis Hawver do if he actually won? Would he be like a dog chasing a car...that caught the car?

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Klumma 1 year, 6 months ago

No more $$ for Belgium. Keep Belgium boyfriend with white sun glass frames until he need more white frame glasses. Kapoot!

Call China when boyfriend cry.

Have a nice day!

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Klumma 1 year, 6 months ago

Sons of Anarchy? That show is still on? Not a fan,

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Klumma 1 year, 6 months ago

Am interested to a point. But more interested in the Congressional elections.

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Andini 1 year, 6 months ago

There's an election coming up??? I had no idea.

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blue73harley 1 year, 6 months ago

Very.

But I wonder who will die next on Sons of Anarchy? Can you believe they killed off Opie?!

BTW - it is cool to watch SOA. It is not cool to wear SOA apparel. At least not in public.

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