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Posted: Oct 22, 2008 - 7:05am

Southern_Boy wrote:

The remark wasn't about Biden or Wooz's post, but a generalization of all government servants. McCain is looked at by his followers the same way. This is not a political statement, but a statement about human nature.

It's a good question.  There is a thrill when you see someone famous.  But also, there is the thrill you feel if the CEO of your company stops by your office and says hello.  And there's a special thrill when you see someone famous who is also inspiring. 

Interesting stuff.

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Posted: Oct 22, 2008 - 7:01am

trekhead wrote:
I hope this doesn't come across as trolling, but I didn't see anyone comment on Biden's "International Incident within the first 6 months of Obabma's (foregone conclusion) Presidency". Just seems to me that this would come across as a reason NOT to vote foe him, and avoid this mysterious, 'guaranteed' tragedy.

My Two Cents.


Yeah, that was a classic Joe the GaffMaster comment.  He does get a bit overenthusiastic.  (I want to see the context, but haven't had time to look it up.)

Either president would get tested.  The real question is, which candidate do you think will best respond? 

As we've watched them through the campaign, Obama has been calm and thoughtful, studying issues, working toward consensus.  McCain has been dramatic and unpredictable, using scorched earth tactics to try to win. 

If you apply the same test to McCain/Palin... imagine something happening to McCain, and Palin being tested. 

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Posted: Oct 22, 2008 - 6:57am

 Southern_Boy wrote:
I have done what I said I wouldn't, I got into political debates in the political forums. {#Beat}

 

no.  you made a comment.  it's all good    don't hurt yourself, k?
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Posted: Oct 22, 2008 - 6:50am

 Southern_Boy wrote:
I have done what I said I wouldn't, I got into political debates in the political forums. {#Beat}

 

{#Lol}  {#Yes}  Hard not to do , as the day draws near.
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Posted: Oct 22, 2008 - 6:45am

I have done what I said I wouldn't, I got into political debates in the political forums. {#Beat}
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Posted: Oct 22, 2008 - 6:39am

 Servo wrote:

Perhaps you might want to take a look at how you parse what other people write.  Did wooz say anything about the matter of primary importance being "seeing a politician"?  The way I read it, there was a person, Joe Biden, who was the object of primary importance.  Why, when the big deal is obviously about the person, and possibly also about the hope of what this person might bring, would you make such a sweeping generalization?

I don't speak for wooz, but I imagine that, if I had the opportunity to witness an historical event up close and in person, I might speak of that event with no small degree of enthusiasm.  That would have nothing at all to do with the classification of the person or persons involved, but rather the people themselves, and most probably about what the person(s) is/are doing at the time.
 
The remark wasn't about Biden or Wooz's post, but a generalization of all government servants. McCain is looked at by his followers the same way. This is not a political statement, but a statement about human nature.

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Posted: Oct 22, 2008 - 6:36am

 Southern_Boy wrote:
I'm trying to understand the allure of the politician. Why do we place them on such a pedestal?
 
Perhaps you might want to take a look at how you parse what other people write.  Did wooz say anything about the matter of primary importance being "seeing a politician"?  The way I read it, there was a person, Joe Biden, who was the object of primary importance.  Why, when the big deal is obviously about the person, and possibly also about the hope of what this person might bring, would you make such a sweeping generalization?

I don't speak for wooz, but I imagine that, if I had the opportunity to witness an historical event up close and in person, I might speak of that event with no small degree of enthusiasm.  That would have nothing at all to do with the classification of the person or persons involved, but rather the people themselves, and most probably about what the person(s) is/are doing at the time.

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Posted: Oct 22, 2008 - 6:31am

I hope this doesn't come across as trolling, but I didn't see anyone comment on Biden's "International Incident within the first 6 months of Obabma's (foregone conclusion) Presidency". Just seems to me that this would come across as a reason NOT to vote foe him, and avoid this mysterious, 'guaranteed' tragedy.

My Two Cents.
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Posted: Oct 22, 2008 - 6:10am

 woozurbuddy wrote:

Tonight it was Senator Joe Biden!  My girl was so excited!  The campaign office is not that big, in a strip mall, and she could have reached out and touched him.  He spoke for about 15-20 minutes and went on his way (I think he's in Pueblo tomorrow).

 
Please don't take this the wrong way.

I'm trying to understand the allure of the politician. Why do we place them on such a pedestal? They are government servants whose salaries and benefits WE pay.


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Posted: Oct 22, 2008 - 5:59am

woozurbuddy wrote:

Tonight it was Senator Joe Biden! My girl was so excited! The campaign office is not that big, in a strip mall, and she could have reached out and touched him. He spoke for about 15-20 minutes and went on his way


Excellent! 

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Posted: Oct 6, 2008 - 11:05am

 zipper wrote:
An article about Palin, but Biden's thread is sorely neglected.

...By contrast, Senator Biden was glib and fluent and in command of the facts — if by “in command of the facts” you mean “talks complete blithering balderdash and hogwash.” He flatly declared that Obama never said he would meet Ahmadinejad without preconditions. But, on Debate Night, the official Obama website was still boasting that he would meet Ahmadinejad “without preconditions”. He said America spends more in a month in Iraq than it’s spent in seven years in Afghanistan. Er, America has spent over $700 billion in Afghanistan since 2001. It’s spending about $10 billion a month in Iraq. But no matter.

To demonstrate his command of the “facts”, Senator Biden sportingly offered up his own instant replays: “My friend John McCain voted 422 times against tax cuts for the middle classes. Let me repeat that so the American people are clear on this. My friend John McCain voted 673 times against tax cuts for the middle classes.” The problem was that it all sounded drearily senatorial.

Mention any global crisis — civil war in Bosnia, genocide in Darfur, Russian aggression in Georgia, the lack of five-star restaurants in Wales — and Biden has been there, usually within the last two weeks, and always at public expense. What the American taxpayer gets for the Emir of Delaware’s frequent-flyer miles is harder to discern. Biden was doing his best to turn in a decent karaoke version of Lloyd Bentsen, but, unfortunately, Governor Palin declined to play Dan Quayle...

 
this all ya got?

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Posted: Oct 4, 2008 - 10:45pm

An article about Palin, but Biden's thread is sorely neglected.

...By contrast, Senator Biden was glib and fluent and in command of the facts — if by “in command of the facts” you mean “talks complete blithering balderdash and hogwash.” He flatly declared that Obama never said he would meet Ahmadinejad without preconditions. But, on Debate Night, the official Obama website was still boasting that he would meet Ahmadinejad “without preconditions”. He said America spends more in a month in Iraq than it’s spent in seven years in Afghanistan. Er, America has spent over $700 billion in Afghanistan since 2001. It’s spending about $10 billion a month in Iraq. But no matter.

To demonstrate his command of the “facts”, Senator Biden sportingly offered up his own instant replays: “My friend John McCain voted 422 times against tax cuts for the middle classes. Let me repeat that so the American people are clear on this. My friend John McCain voted 673 times against tax cuts for the middle classes.” The problem was that it all sounded drearily senatorial.

Mention any global crisis — civil war in Bosnia, genocide in Darfur, Russian aggression in Georgia, the lack of five-star restaurants in Wales — and Biden has been there, usually within the last two weeks, and always at public expense. What the American taxpayer gets for the Emir of Delaware’s frequent-flyer miles is harder to discern. Biden was doing his best to turn in a decent karaoke version of Lloyd Bentsen, but, unfortunately, Governor Palin declined to play Dan Quayle...




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Posted: Sep 26, 2008 - 11:59pm

 Alchemist wrote:

September 1st, 2008 in Yellowstone:

  Snow


 
{#Lol} So much for global warming.  Sheese! Why don't the auto companies release their new products when we can use them?


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Posted: Sep 26, 2008 - 11:53pm

 OlderThanDirt wrote:

{#Cheers}  Thanks.

Hey, new car discussions going on here.  Road trip trial runs a possibility.  When should we absolutely, positively, never try to visit your part of WY?  (Schedule between now and end of year probably already filled.)
 
September 1st, 2008 in Yellowstone:

  Snow
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Posted: Sep 26, 2008 - 10:35pm

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:


Late August thru  September is best. This weekend will be oh my god.

November thru April, Yellowstone's closed, and October and May are unpredictable tho potentially awesome. We usually say October's the best but last year was kind of iffy.

If you're not so much concerned with Yellowstone, the winter months... well they're still shit. December thru February are pretty much gray and stark and just count on indoor stuff. Sure we get out and play but unless you ski I don't see that being a good time to come for a visit. It's often a monotonous drive with everything monochrome.

but if February's when you have the time, we'll still plan a party!
  Our last road trip of any consequence was about 10 years ago, when we drove the old Volvo up to Orcas for #1 son.  February. Iffy weather. Current Volvo will probably go to #1 daughter. San Jose. 65 miles from here. Can't hardly make a road trip out of that.  You haven't scared me sufficiently yet.

*edit*  Practically speaking, Late Feb. through May may be a possibility, let's see what shakes out.


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Posted: Sep 26, 2008 - 10:23pm

OlderThanDirt wrote:

{#Cheers} Thanks.

Hey, new car discussions going on here. Road trip trial runs a possibility. When should we absolutely, positively, never try to visit your part of WY? (Schedule between now and end of year probably already filled.)


Late August thru  September is best. This weekend will be oh my god.

November thru April, Yellowstone's closed, and October and May are unpredictable tho potentially awesome. We usually say October's the best but last year was kind of iffy.

If you're not so much concerned with Yellowstone, the winter months... well they're still shit. December thru February are pretty much gray and stark and just count on indoor stuff. Sure we get out and play but unless you ski I don't see that being a good time to come for a visit. It's often a monotonous drive with everything monochrome.

but if February's when you have the time, we'll still plan a party!

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Posted: Sep 26, 2008 - 9:49pm

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:

"Tiny's Organ" wha???




also making me laugh:

Joe Biden - OlderThanDirt -
 
{#Cheers}  Thanks.

Hey, new car discussions going on here.  Road trip trial runs a possibility.  When should we absolutely, positively, never try to visit your part of WY?  (Schedule between now and end of year probably already filled.)


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Posted: Sep 26, 2008 - 9:35pm

 Curry wrote:


mmmm picking cherries.



 
"Tiny's Organ" wha???




also making me laugh:

Joe Biden - OlderThanDirt -

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Posted: Sep 26, 2008 - 9:15pm

 Lazy8 wrote:
 I frequently agree with me too.
 
{#Lol}  Well, at least you're in good company.

(Definitely not to say that I would disagree.)

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