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Old 11-01-2003, 07:56 AM
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Question 1 year to go, who will be prez?

election is one year from sunday, who will be elected president?

as i thought arnold was only a joke, im assuming anything is possible.
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Old 11-01-2003, 09:13 AM
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Re: 1 year to go, who will be prez?

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election is one year from sunday, who will be elected president?

as i thought arnold was only a joke, im assuming anything is possible.
Not Ahhnold, gotta be native-born american to be prez.

Among the field of contenders so far, it looks like my boy ain't gonna survive: Leiberman. Kerry seems an arrogant ass. Ditto Dean. Gebhardt is a good man and would be my 2nd choice Democrat, third choice prez. The rest of the Dems are munchkins.

If Leiberman drops then I hope Dubyah asks Chaney to do the honorable thing and fall on his retirement sword ("I wish I could continue to help President Bush, but my health has suffered in the service of my country..."). Then Dubyah asks Rice or Powell onto the ticket, stirring the racial/political pot in a new and fun way. Ahhh political sports!

Though it looks dim, I'm still hoping for Lieberman, one of very few grown-ups in American politics.

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Old 11-01-2003, 12:16 PM
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That's easy. Bush will have his second term. The clintons will not allow another dem to be President as it would ruin hilliary's ability to run for office in '08.
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Old 11-01-2003, 02:45 PM
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Re: Leiberman

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Leiberman Here's a funny site spoofing him

http://uspolitics.about.com/gi/dynamic/offsite.htm?site=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.joseph2004.org%2F
Ouch! Hey, that ain't nice.

Ol' Joe is probably the only American politician who can stand-up to the Israeli lobby and force Israel to treat the Palestinians as human beings to be respected rather than as a problem to be dealt with. Solve the Israel problem and we solve primary cypher of Islamist terrorism.

Heck, I'm gonna vote the whatever Libertarian is available, at least in the primary. In the general, I'll hold my nose and vote pragmatically--who will enhance my retirement portfolio?

Two other questions will be: which candidate has the best plan for dealing with international terrorism and global nuclear proliferation.

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Old 11-01-2003, 04:41 PM
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Powell for Pres, Rice for VP?

Or the other way around?

You yanks wouldn't have the guts.
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Old 11-01-2003, 04:56 PM
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Powell for Pres, Rice for VP?

Or the other way around?

You yanks wouldn't have the guts.
Golly, John, wouldn't that shake-up some stuff? The both parties would be beside themselves trying to figure-out whom to vote for and why! But you're right, ain't gonna happen.

Either one on top would be okay wth me.

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As the presidential candidate, I mean.
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Old 11-01-2003, 05:08 PM
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...Either one on top would be okay wth me.
Ewwwww. Gonna take something to get that image out of my mind. Killed my afternoon...
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Old 11-01-2003, 05:15 PM
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I watched an interview with Rice on tv. I thought she was pretty sharp and I think she would make a good vp.


hmmmm - she never has worked for Halliburton has she? Never mind me though - hell I voted for Ross Perot (and actually named my oldest son after him - he was born about the time Ross was running). I still remember Ross talking about the "sucking" sound we would hear as those jobs left the US. He was right wasn't he.
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Old 11-01-2003, 05:33 PM
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Bush probably. Go Bush!
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Old 11-01-2003, 06:23 PM
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I can't get enthused over the idea of ANY current or former CongressCritter in the nations top slot - they all have had ample opportunity to develop bad habits and associations, including Lieberman, as this 2002 NY Times report on congressional hypocrisy on the Enron fiasco points out:

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"Although Enron's executives and accountants have much to answer for, they can be forgiven for cracking a wry smile when members of Congress begin lecturing them on their dereliction of duty: Congress ... pressured the Financial Accounting Standards Board and the Securities and Exchange Commission not to demand tougher standards for financial reporting in the petroleum industry.

While the F.A.S.B. is a private organization financed by industry, the board's authority comes from the S.E.C. requirement that corporations follow the standards its sets. If Congress is unhappy with an F.A.S.B. standard, it can pass a law directing the S.E.C. to ignore it.

From 1991 to 1994, members of Congress prevented the F.A.S.B. from issuing a standard that would have forced companies to take a charge against earnings when they issue employee stock options. Congress persisted in this course of action even though investors like Warren Buffett and the S.E.C. itself supported the F.A.S.B.'s initiative, saying options should be counted as an expense on earnings statements in the same way other forms of compensation are.

(In 1994)... Senator Joseph Lieberman, Democrat of Connecticut and now chairman of the committee that will convene tomorrow's first hearing, (on Enron) introduced a bill that would have effectively destroyed the F.A.S.B.'s authority to set standards for financial reporting. The bill, proposed as an amendment to the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, would have required the S.E.C. to vote on every statement issued by the board. In the face of this proposed legislation, the F.A.S.B. had no choice but to drop its proposal to amend the way options are accounted for.

... Each of these changes could have helped regulators and investors see the Enron-Andersen debacle coming, or even helped to prevent it. By sending a message that such changes are not remotely welcome or politically possible, Congress paved the way for the current crisis. Congressional involvement in financial standard-setting has been pure politics, fueled by a system of campaign financing that distorts the pursuit of the nation's legislative agenda. If members of Congress are sincere about identifying and correcting weaknesses in the standards used for financial reporting, then they should investigate the old-fashioned way: follow the money. They are likely to find a trail that leads to the nearest mirror."
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Old 11-01-2003, 08:29 PM
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Thanks to the election of the Terminator in California, GARY COLEMAN is available.

Write him in! Vote early and vote often.

Coleman in 2004!
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Rice went to graduate school in International Studies at the University of Denver. I'm acquainted with one of her professors. He claims she has lost her soul.
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Old 11-01-2003, 09:13 PM
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Rice went to graduate school in International Studies at the University of Denver. I'm acquainted with one of her professors. He claims she has lost her soul.
Good, that way she won't have to explain away dualist policy.
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Old 11-02-2003, 04:30 PM
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Rice went to graduate school in International Studies at the University of Denver. I'm acquainted with one of her professors. He claims she has lost her soul.
Ah...she found it.
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