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Old 06-06-2008, 05:28 PM
 
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I am not confused about his accomplishments! he grew up a spoiled brat drug abuser, benefited from affirmative action, got his degree from one of the most liberal colleges in the united states, and then got a senate seat which he didn't earn.
Baseless; baseless; insert 'prestigious Law school that most wouldn't even hope to be accepted to' between liberal and colleges; baseless.

Thank you for your opinion on well... nothing.
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Old 06-06-2008, 09:54 PM
 
Location: Charlotte
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Bush fatigue, sycophant media people who don't know how to be journalists, like Olbermann, and Bill Clinton's stupid remarks throughout the campaign.
This certainly helped....

S.2890
Title: A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide for a highway fuel tax holiday.
Sponsor: Sen McCain, John [AZ] (introduced 4/17/2008)

S.2971
Title: A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide for a suspension of the highway fuel tax, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Clinton, Hillary Rodham [NY] (introduced 5/2/2008)


I suppose it's too far a stretch to believe the Dems and Independents are voting for the candidate who is making economic sense to them.
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Old 06-06-2008, 10:03 PM
 
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This certainly helped....

S.2890
Title: A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide for a highway fuel tax holiday.
Sponsor: Sen McCain, John [AZ] (introduced 4/17/2008)

S.2971
Title: A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide for a suspension of the highway fuel tax, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Clinton, Hillary Rodham [NY] (introduced 5/2/2008)


I suppose it's too far a stretch to believe the Dems and Independents are voting for the candidate who is making economic sense to them.
This as opposed to making oil companies pay a windfall profit tax which will only be passed onto to the consumer in terms of higher gas prices. I'd rather have a meaningless gimmick that will probably not make a significant difference in the price of gas than a stupid plan which definitely will raise the price of gas.
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Old 06-06-2008, 10:07 PM
 
Location: Charlotte
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This as opposed to making oil companies pay a windfall profit tax which will only be passed onto to the consumer in terms of higher gas prices. I'd rather have a meaningless gimmick that will probably not make a significant difference in the price of gas than a stupid plan which definitely will raise the price of gas.
I'd prefer to institute the recommendations of Senator Levin as stated in his report to Congress regarding Fraud and Speculation in the Market.
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Old 06-06-2008, 10:14 PM
 
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I'd prefer to institute the recommendations of Senator Levin as stated in his report to Congress regarding Fraud and Speculation in the Market.
If I'm not mistaken, he proposed something about that in 2006. Why hasn't the majority democrat legislature been able to pass it?
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Old 06-07-2008, 03:05 AM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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Bush fatigue, sycophant media people who don't know how to be journalists, like Olbermann, and Bill Clinton's stupid remarks throughout the campaign.
No, this incredible black man is practically OVERQUALIFIED for this position. This is why he has prevailed. His background is impeccable. His most basic accomplishment is achieving this level while being given less consideration as a black man throughout his life.

He has prevailed because he is a man of great intelligence, substance, integrity, depth, dignity, and versatility. Recognize that. Hillary underestimated it and was annihilated. She's now licking her wounds and on her knees praying to God that he picks her for VP. So much for the former First Lady. McFossil's failure to respect it would be suicide.
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Old 06-07-2008, 10:10 AM
 
Location: Charlotte
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If I'm not mistaken, he proposed something about that in 2006. Why hasn't the majority democrat legislature been able to pass it?
Who holds the Veto Pen? How outraged is the public with the results/ We have only recently had a Commission look seriously into the allegations of speculators in the market, and their already downplaying the results - the market is world-wide and it's like looking for a needle in a haystack, was the thread of the comments.

Interesting. Wouldn't an infusion of money traced directly with the increase of price follow a distinct curve? This is basic econ and calculus. How difficult is that? I'm betting the problem is who's involved, not how they've done it.
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Old 06-07-2008, 10:34 AM
 
Location: Wilmington, NC
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Baseless; baseless; insert 'prestigious Law school that most wouldn't even hope to be accepted to' between liberal and colleges; baseless.

Thank you for your opinion on well... nothing.
truth hurts doesn't it?
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Old 06-07-2008, 10:38 AM
 
Location: Wilmington, NC
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No, this incredible black man is practically OVERQUALIFIED for this position. This is why he has prevailed. His background is impeccable. His most basic accomplishment is achieving this level while being given less consideration as a black man throughout his life.

He has prevailed because he is a man of great intelligence, substance, integrity, depth, dignity, and versatility. Recognize that. Hillary underestimated it and was annihilated. She's now licking her wounds and on her knees praying to God that he picks her for VP. So much for the former First Lady. McFossil's failure to respect it would be suicide.
he is not under qualified, and he is certainly not over qualified. actually, he was given more consideration throughout his life if you do the research. he has stated that he benefited greatly from affirmative action. he is a spoiled brat, so calling him incredible and saying he was given less consideration, is a flat out lie. every adjective you have used to describe him is 100% incorrect hearsay. but I wouldn't expect much more than that coming from someone who actually admits to living in san francisco. a city that the rest of the country has disowned.
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Old 06-07-2008, 10:42 AM
 
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Who holds the Veto Pen? How outraged is the public with the results/ We have only recently had a Commission look seriously into the allegations of speculators in the market, and their already downplaying the results - the market is world-wide and it's like looking for a needle in a haystack, was the thread of the comments.

Interesting. Wouldn't an infusion of money traced directly with the increase of price follow a distinct curve? This is basic econ and calculus. How difficult is that? I'm betting the problem is who's involved, not how they've done it.
According to govtrack (govtrak.us) Senate bill 2058 (Close the enron loop hole act) by Sen. Levin was introduced 9/17/07. It STILL hasn't made it out of commitee. No "veto pen" has even had to be used. The Dems can't or won't get it out of commitee.
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