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Question: Who should be the next US President?
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« Reply #3630 on: February 17, 2008, 07:17:46 AM »

In a Clintonian world, with all things being relative, Florida and Michigan should now count because they would add to her numbers.  And here is Ickes, who voted to exclude the rogue states, now wanting to count the states since his beloved candidate is behind,

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080217/ap_on_el_pr/democrats_delegates

Obbie likes to point out that Floridians and Michiganers voted in record numbers, compared to previous primaries, but that is simply because for the first time in a long time Florida and Michigan were at the front of the primaries.  Even still, less than 20% of Michigan voters turned out, and only 42% of Floridians turned out.  Not so impressive after all. 

For all her campaigning in the great state of Texas, only 126 delegates will be decided on March 4.  67 delegates will be determined at caucuses held in June, and the other 35 superdelegates have to be fought for one by one,

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/mary-mapes/texas-time_b_85728.html
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« Reply #3631 on: February 17, 2008, 07:23:38 AM »



Very sorry to hear about Larry King.  One would think we
could grow beyond such prejudices, even more devastating
to see it happening in middle schools.

Thank you, dzimas.

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« Reply #3632 on: February 17, 2008, 07:26:59 AM »

Dzimas,re:#3623

"they have shipped Chelsea out to Honolulu to try to win over Hawaiians in the caucuses. "

 http://tinyurl.com/3arg7s

Maya Setoro-Ng, sister of Democratic Presidential candidate Barack Obama, speaks to reporters at the Hawaii for Obama Volunteer Center in Honolulu, Hawaii, ...

They still live there; I think he said something about their grandmother...

I have a niece there also, whether her brothers are there is another matter, but they were all raised on Maui.  My brother's children. From there it was convenient for him to fly out to Macao and Hong Kong, and back, while leaving the three kids with an amah.

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« Reply #3633 on: February 17, 2008, 08:15:17 AM »



Something tells me this 2008 Election is going to be...

Like a cat on a fucking hot tin roof, baby....
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« Reply #3634 on: February 17, 2008, 11:13:55 AM »





Something tells me that this Election is going to be.......



Queerer than you........
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« Reply #3635 on: February 17, 2008, 11:20:00 AM »

http://www.nypost.com/seven/02162008/news/regionalnews/obama_robbed_in_ny_97932.htm



Obama with ZERO votes in 80 districts, including one in Harlem


Hmmmm...

What a coincidence!


Too bad Billary had to resort to this desperate of a measure  Cheesy


It's a shame we'll never know the real story behind it...

That double-headed beast would be pardoned from committing espionage!



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« Reply #3636 on: February 17, 2008, 02:48:02 PM »

Dzimas,

http://www.myfoxmilwaukee.com/myfox/pages/Home/Detail?contentId=5797860&version=3&locale=EN-US&layoutCode=VSTY&pageId=1.1.1

It looks pretty dull in Milwaukee, snow falling on top of ice warning for the roads, nothing much in this coverage of last night's "event" either.
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« Reply #3637 on: February 17, 2008, 03:42:16 PM »

A bit of gossip!

Just had a chat with a sister who now lives in Texas, but used to live in Oregon. She had some interesting things to say about Bill's nemesis, Monica Lowinski. Seems that good-hearted cigar-warmer, won her degree in Portland by doing the same number on unsuspecting professors, followed the same pattern at the uni she attended in California, and has quite a reputation among the professors and their wives for being a very successful home-wrecker. Folks in Oregon wondered why HER background wasn't examined before she was allowed to wreck a presidency. She was practiced and experienced in ruining lives. What a perfect choice to be made as an aide in the White House of a guy the Republicans wanted to remove (and what about the secretary he kept on the job from Bush who also stated she wanted him out?).

It's so nice to have a bunch of sisters living all over the country, who can tell it like it is, never mind what the media suggests.
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« Reply #3638 on: February 17, 2008, 05:08:31 PM »



The American Archipelago
—for Larry King

I have this samizdat lit
Boyfriend—he lives inside
The American Archipelago…

He’s smart as Solzhenitsyn—
Each day he wakes up
Like Franz Kafka in bed…

He used to live in Oxnard—
Until they shot him in the
Head—now he’s everywhere…

His transplanted organs—
Harvested like Osiris again
Young Androgyne mon amour…

Samizdat Literature—
This is how the gay muse
Moves into straight zeitgeist…

http://www.gaypoetry.com/design/poetry_dis.asp?dataID=35289

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« Reply #3639 on: February 17, 2008, 05:58:29 PM »



How to Write an Elegy

Pretend you’re T. S. Eliot—
Fall in love with a young
Handsome Frenchman…

Call him Hyacinth Boy—
Let him die in World War I
Name him Jean Verdenal…

Pretend you’re Verlaine—
Fall in love with a young
Handsome Frenchman…

Call him Left Bank Boy—
Let him be the Voyant
Of French Literature…

Pretend you’re Genet—
Fall in love with a young
Handsome Frenchman…

Call him Stillitano—
Write A Thief’s Journal
Immortalize the Thug…

Pretend you’re Proust—
Fall in love with a young
Handsome Frenchmen…

Call him Albertine—
Stop time with some
Tea, toast & marmalade…

Pretend you’re Gide—
Fall in love with a young
Handsome Frenchmen…

Write L'immoraliste—
Live The Counterfeiters
Be Littérature engagée…

Pretend you’re Cocteau—
Fall in love with a young
Handsome Frenchmen…

Call him Raymond Radiguet—
Call him young Jean Marais
Let Orphée speak…

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« Reply #3640 on: February 17, 2008, 06:23:16 PM »




Something tells me that
this Election is going to be.......
Queerer than you........

That's right, baby... and I love the New York Knicks too...

 Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin
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« Reply #3641 on: February 18, 2008, 04:46:50 AM »

It's a Generation thang

I think part of the dynamic here is that the Clintons, both baby-boomers, harbor a certain contempt for Gen-Xers, those born between 1960 and 65.  They seem to resent that Obama rose so quickly to the top.  I remember years ago when I was out in Santa Fe, running into this condescending attitude.  Most of the persons I worked with were Baby-boomers, one woman was very adament one day in stating that everything I had was due to her generation.  Well, techincally I am a baby-boomer myself, so I found this a bit odd.  I didn't feel like I owed her anything and we got into quite an argument that day, the end result being that she called me selfish and rude, typical of "my generation," lumping me in with the Baby-busters.  Well, we were both selfish and rude that day, but the resentment of that day has lingered.  A generation that once said, never trust anyone over 30, now didn't seem to trust anyone under 30.  I couldn't help but think this is where Bill's comments came from the other day, when he stated that Obama wasn't a part of the 90's, while he and Hillary were movers and shakers.
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« Reply #3642 on: February 18, 2008, 07:15:32 AM »

Dzimas,

It may be a generational thing, or it may have been that that woman you spoke to had a personal problem. In the case of the Clintons, the game is to "win". Whatever it was that they especially liked about being in the White House is a strong lure. I am exceptionally proud of my generation X son, who has followed in his grandfather's footstep and been quite successful. I just learned last night that one of his cousins, another generation x person, will be the first in the family to earn a doctorate. My sisters and I are all baby boomers, covering the whole pan of that generation, and we are all proud of our children, the next generation to come along. My father earned as associate degree after his WWII service, four of his six daughters have Bachelor degrees, two of them also have masters, and now one of the next generation is headed towards a doctorate. Perhaps the lady you spoke with, had a son like my oldes one, who has had a terrible time finding a niche in life.
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« Reply #3643 on: February 18, 2008, 09:15:01 AM »

Gen x-- Boomer--  Greatest generation ---are all media inventions of mythical people based on statistics and a need to sell advertising and books.

Don't buy into the bullshit.

People are people, there's good and bad in each generation.

Winners and whiners.

Anybody taking pride in "when they were born" is staking a claim to a situation that they had no hand in bringing about.

Honor your ancestors, because without them you ain't here. Enjoy your peers, because they are the ones who still get your jokes and your cultural references best. And learn to listen to the upcoming generation and appreciate them because they'll be putting you in the nursing home.

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« Reply #3644 on: February 18, 2008, 11:42:07 AM »

Well, utley, this election is about demographics, and sizing up generations is part of it.  I think Bill was specifically speaking to his generation on that one, which is a very large demographic group, hoping that they share the same sentiments as he seems to have toward the X'ers.  You don't hear about it too much these days but then the Clinton campaign seems to be about some nostalgia for the past, or, as weezo says, is looking for any hook or crook to get themselves back in power.

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