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The Dow is a-crashing, and the mud is a-slinging, but Tuesday night is debate night, and in honor of the second Presidential debate's "Town Hall" format, we'll be hosting our own virtual Town Hall, right here.

The Town Hall will take the shape of an open thread, and we'll be posing questions on the basis of what the audience asks, and what the candidates say. Opinions are a must - snark is optional (but very welcome).

Whether you want to talk about style or substance - and we hope it's a bit of both - please join us for the Second Presidential Debate Town Hall, right here at the US Election 2008 community, at 9pm EDT / 6pm PDT Tuesday night.


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serveyoursoul wrote:
Oct. 6th, 2008 10:10 pm (UTC)
"The fate of the country does not depend on how you vote at the polls - the worst man is as strong as the best at that game; it does not depend on what kind of paper you drop into the ballot-box once a year, but on what kind of man you drop from your chamber into the street every morning."
-Henry David Thoreau
fannyanns wrote:
Oct. 6th, 2008 10:30 pm (UTC)
thoreau quote
"beware of all enterprises that require new clothes."
kevynjacobs wrote:
Oct. 7th, 2008 01:00 am (UTC)
I'm not gonna bother to watch... there's no third party candidates, so why bother?
kittom wrote:
Oct. 7th, 2008 11:11 pm (UTC)
Obama and the American Flag: Meet the Press
Ok, is it me or is there really something wrong with this picture? And he Obama wants to be my// your// our// Commander in Chief?

From:Subject: American Flag
From Sunday's Televised "Meet the Press" Senator Obama was asked
about his stance on the American Flag. Obama Explains National Anthem Stance Sun, 07 Sept. 2008 11:48:04 EST, General Bill Ginn' USAF (ret.) asked Obama to explain why he doesn't follow protocol when the National Anthem is played.

The General also stated to the Senator that according to the United States Code,Title 36, Chapter 10, Sec. 171... During rendition of the national anthem when the flag is displayed, all present except those in uniform are expected to stand at attention facing the flag with the right hand over the heart. At the very least, "Stand and Face It"

Senator Obama Live on Sunday states, "As I've said about the flag pin, I don't want to be perceived as taking sides, Obama said. 'There are a lot of people in the world to whom the American flag is a symbol of oppression. And the anthem itself conveys a war-like message. You know, the bombs bursting in air and all. It should be swapped for something less parochial and less bellicose. I like the song 'I'd Like To Teach the
World To Sing.' If that were our anthem, then I might salute it."We should consider to reinvent our National Anthem as well as to redesign our Flag to better offer our enemies hope and love. My wife disrespects the Flag for many personal reasons. Together she and I have attended several flag burning ceremonies in the past, many years ago. She has her views and I have mine".
Does any one remember the Picture on the cover of the New Yorker...maybe just maybe, the New Yorker got it right?


Yes, ladies and gentlemen, you heard it right. This could possibly be our next President.

I, for one, am speechless.

Dale Lindsborg,

Washington Post

election_orange wrote:
Oct. 7th, 2008 11:35 pm (UTC)
Re: Obama and the American Flag: Meet the Press
I think you'll find from this official transcript of the September 7, 2008 edition of "Meet The Press" that this is completely inaccurate. Senator Obama did not appear on Meet The Press, and neither did General William Ginn.

Snopes.com does a more capable debunking of this falsehood than I can, but suffice it to say the above quoted sentence was not made by Barack Obama, but rather was penned by columnist John Semmens in a satire written for The Arizona Conservative.
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