A Question Out of Genuine Political Curiousity

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by d.k, Aug 19, 2008.

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  1. d.k

    d.k red-headed stepchild

    * How can B. Obama in good conscience make promises to the President of Georgia for $1 Billion dollars (guess who's money??) to repair their infrastructure (through the mouth of Joe Biden) when Obama hasn't even be elected President of the U.S.?? [​IMG]
     
  2. The Chicken Lady

    The Chicken Lady Moderator Staff Member

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    I don't think we're allowed to discuss politics *specifically* on BYC. [​IMG]
     
  3. Hotwings

    Hotwings Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I haven't heard of this but I have been watching the olympics. I believe most presidential candidates will promise you anything to get a vote.
     
  4. ChickenToes

    ChickenToes Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The Chicken Lady has a point. And even if we are allowed to discuss politics, those threads always turn into a mud-slinging free for all anyway.

    Like Hotwings says...go watch the Olympics instead!! [​IMG]
     
  5. d.k

    d.k red-headed stepchild

    * Oh-- I just heard the President of Georgia make that announcement as part of his press conference reported by BBC World News on PBS and was wondering. The Georgians can't vote in the US elections, so what's the point of making promises like that??[​IMG]
     
  6. chickn

    chickn Away for a bit

    Apr 15, 2008
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    wow, thats the replies you get, lol, hope they watch tv instead of going out to vote for the guy!
     
  7. 1acrefarm

    1acrefarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    d.k :

    * How can B. Obama in good conscience make promises to the President of Georgia for $1 Billion dollars (guess who's money??) to repair their infrastructure (through the mouth of Joe Biden) when Obama hasn't even be elected President of the U.S.?? [​IMG]

    To be as nonpartisan as possible and still kind of answer your question. Politicians have no conscience and he is good at being one.​
     
  8. Lunachick

    Lunachick Chicken Slave

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    When did you ever notice a President making good on the promises they make? It's just another selling point. If we keep the topic civil, it shouldn't be locked. Just respect all opinions. [​IMG]
     
  9. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Yep, keep it civil and it will stay open for discussion. But once the mud flies or we see water poured into the dirt, we've got a problem. [​IMG]
     
  10. 12 Acres

    12 Acres Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I applaud anyone who is willing to think for himself and not be spoon-fed the vile misinformation that spews out of the TV. Go ahead, watch the olympics and ignore the issues that are important. That's exactly what the liberals want you to do. If the mods want to slap me on the wrist for discussing "politics" on the forum, that's fine.

    I really enjoy watching the summer olympics and swimming is my favorite event. But I am missing seeing Phelps try to break Mark Spitz's record for gold medals because I refuse to watch the olympics that are based in a Communist country that displaced hundreds of its own citizens (read "subjects") just to build the stadium. Did you know that those who lived in the way of the stadium were forced to pack up their belongings and move?

    It's a shame I'm missing all the excitement but I stand on principle and what's morally right. It makes me sick to see the entire world bending over backwards to kiss China's butt when they do nothing but abuse their own people.
     
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