vote lemmings vote!

was just asked “if this is debunked why is there still a lawsuit pending?”
and “a birth certificate verified in 2001 is not a legitimate birth certificate…” concerning obama’s right to run for office.

people are stupid. *sigh*

one does not need to be “right” to sue.
in an age when dirty politics is the rule, rather than the exception, the 35 bucks to file a lawsuit is cheap bad publicity for the other guy. i assure you that the alphabet agencies have already verified this, as bush wants mccain in office, and those same said agencies answer to him.

personally, i think that people seem to forget that you cannot, and should not, believe anything you read on the internet, and anything can be spun into anything else.

i.e.

“jimmy carter was the secret head of the ku klux klan; bill clinton is the biological son of jimmy carter.”

is 100% true and i can prove it.

(tyler v. carter, 1993 wl 454256 (s.d.n.y.)

obama “was supported by ted kennedy, who is catholic, and the catholic church is led by a pope who was in the hitler youth, so that can mean only one thing: obama loves hitler!”

(pretzel logic for the win)

as mcain was born in panama, are we tossing him out too?

considering the track record of this country concerning voting, and the track record of diebold and their voting machine security, this really isn’t anything like a real issue, and considering the last 8 years, it’s unlikely that who we vote into office will actually end up there anyway.

*however* it’s my duty as an american to vote, and i’m going to.

thing is, i also think it’s a load of crap. this isn’t about obama and mccain to me anyway. they’ll both do a decent job, they both care about what happens to this nation of ours.

mccain is a true hero. the man has guts. (mccain’s campaign manager is up to his eyeballs in the fannie mae and freddie mac mess however, and lying to letterman was really stupid)

obama is *very* intelligent, his wife is as well, and what we need at the helm of this nation is a very very smart man with guts.

someone smarter than me.

someone smarter than joe sixpack.

someone who can speak properly.

i’ll settle for someone who isn’t going to embarrass us to the world.

doing fine so far. both candidates will do.

*however* if something happens to the president, the vice president is at the helm.

read that again.

if something happens to obama, biden can handle it.

something happens to mccain, (mcain is over 70, and has had cancer at least 4 times.) that puts palin in the hot seat.

sets this country up for a scenario i’d rather not think about, with her at the helm.

palin’s interview with katie couric was embarrassing. you should youtube it if you haven’t seen it. it’ll make you realize you would make a better vice president than she would.

facts and such to support my stance:

she actually thought a yahoo e mail account was secure (and broke the law there, as it’s not authorized for government communications)


statement: “she took the luxury jet that was acquired by her predecessor and sold it on ebay. and made a profit!” – mccain, at a campaign stop in wisconsin
truth: no one bought the jet online. it was eventually sold through an aircraft broker – at a loss to taxpayers of nearly $600,000.

statement: “i told the congress ‘thanks, but no thanks’ on that bridge to nowhere” – palin convention speech
truth: she supported the infamous pork project in her 2006 run for governor, even after congress had killed the bridge; derided its opponents as “spinmeisters.” reversed her stance a year later – but kept the money, doling out the $223 million in federal funds to other pork projects throughout the state.

statement: “we…championed reform to end the abuses of earmark spending by congress.” -palin convention speech
truth: as mayor, employed a lobbyist who also worked for jack abramoff to secure $27 million in pork spending for wasilla – more than $4,000 per resident. in her two years as governor, requested $453 million in earmarks. alaska ranks first in the nation for pork, raking in seven times the national average.

statement: “i found…someone who stopped government from wasting taxpayers’ money.” -mccain, introducing palin
truth: signature accomplishment as mayor: building a $15 million hockey arena that plunged the city into debt. broke ground on the project without finalizing the city’s purchase of the land; the resulting fiasco cost wasilla $1.3 million – roughly $200 per resident.

statement: “our opponents say, again and again, that drilling will not solve all of america’s energy problems – as if we didn’t know that already.” -palin, convention speech
truth: “i beg to disagree with any candidate who would say we can’t drill our way out of our problem.” – palin, july 2008

statement: “we began a nearly $40 billion natural-gas pipeline to help lead america to energy independence.” -palin, convention speech
truth: with federal approval years away, not a single section of the pipeline has been laid. state could end up paying the pipeline’s contractor $500 million – even if it never breaks ground on the project.

statement: “she’s from a small town with small-town values.” -fred thompson, convention speech
truth: wasilla and the surrounding valley recently named the meth capital of alaska, with 42 meth labs busted in a single year.

statement: palin has “taken on the political establishment in the largest state of the union.” -fred thompson, convention speech
truth: served until 2005 as director of fund raising group associated with indicted senator ted stevens.

statement: “she fought oil companies.” -mccain, introducing palin
truth: collected $13,000 in campaign contributions from oil and gas lobbyists, including exxon, bp, shell and chevron. bp was a sponsor of her inaugural bill.

statement: “she’s been to kuwait. she’s been over there. she has been with her troops. the national guard that she commands, who have been over there and had the experience.” -mccain, highlighting palin’s national security credentials
truth: never had a passport before 2007, when she made a brief photo-op trip to visit troops in germany and kuwait. has never been to iraq, and until yesterday, had never met a single foreign head of state.

statement: “i have protected the taxpayers by vetoing wasteful spending.” -palin, convention speech
truth: as governor, sought travel reimbursement for 312 nights she spent in her own home.

now, to me, all of that stuff is important. much more important than her underaged, unwed daughter being pregnant. but her stance on choice was made very very clear as well.

in november 2006, then gubernatorial candidate sarah palin declared that she would not support an abortion for her own daughter even if she had been raped.

granting exceptions only if the mother’s life was in danger, palin said that when it came to her daughter, “i would choose life.”

at the time, her daughter was 14 years old. moreover, alaska’s rape rate was an abysmal 2.2 times above the national average and 25 percent of all rapes resulted in unwanted pregnancies.

just not feelin she’s a good choice.

in fact, i think that the choice of her as the first female vice president of the united states is an insult to intelligent women everywhere.

do your own research. then vote. your life, and the quality of it, does depend on it.
-stone

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