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    Roger Rabbit spews:


    “WASHINGTON – … Democrat Barack Obama now leads Republican John McCain in a trio of the most critical, vote-rich states five weeks before the election, according to presidential poll results released Wednesday.

    “The Democrat’s support jumped to 50 percent or above in Ohio, Florida and Pennsylvania in Quinnipiac University surveys taken during the weekend ….

    “Pollsters attributed Obama’s improved standing to the public’s general approval of his debate performance, antipathy toward GOP vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin and heightened confidence in the Illinois senator’s ability to handle the economic crisis.

    “The fresh polling is the latest troublesome turn for McCain, the Arizona senator who is trying to regain control of the campaign conversation amid increasingly difficult circumstances for Republicans. …

    “The new surveys show Obama leading McCain in Florida 51 percent to 43 percent, in Ohio 50 percent to 42 percent and in Pennsylvania 54 percent to 39 percent.”

    (Quoted from AP under fair use.)

    RealClearPolitics’ electoral vote map also tracks this trend, showing that if the election were held today, Obama would beat McCain by the largest margin yet recorded, 348 to 190 EVs. RCP, which takes the average of a number of national polls, also shows Obama taking Ohio, Florida, and Pennsylvania — as well as Virginia, North Carolina, Michigan, Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Colorado.

    This is big trouble for McCain, because it shows voter confidence in his ability to govern collapsing on a nationwide basis.

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    Roger Rabbit spews:

    China’s Tainted Milk Scandal Grows

    According to the AP, the number of Chinese companies implicated in selling tainted milk products has quadrupled, from 5 to 20 companies, and there was “an apparent cover-up by companies involved and the ignoring by safety officials of tips and warnings from parents and doctors.”

    (Quoted under fair use.)

    Roger Rabbit Commentary: Cowboy capitalism doesn’t work in commie countries, either. Anyone who thinks greed is the only regulation that’s needed should help himself to another glass of Chinese milk!

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    Roger Rabbit spews:

    Air Force Contradicts Palin’s Claims

    U.S. military officials denied Sarah Palin’s assertion that Russian planes have entered Alaskan airspace since she became governor, a claim she asserted as a foreign-policy credential in her Katie Couric interview.

    In the interview last week, Palin told Couric, “When you consider even national-security issues with Russia, as Putin rears his head and comes into the airspace of the United States of America, where — where do they go? It’s Alaska.”

    The McCain campaign explained her remark by asserting that U.S. fighters have repeatedly scrambled against “Russian incursions near Alaskan airspace and inside the air-defense identification zone.”

    But an official spokesman for the North American Aerospace Defense Command said no Russian military planes have flown into the zone in recent years.

    Source: Associated Press, published in Seattle Times; quoted under fair use.

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    Roger Rabbit spews:

    Right In There With Cigaret Smoke

    Read this again, wingnuts:

    “The new surveys show Obama leading McCain in Florida 51 percent to 43 percent, in Ohio 50 percent to 42 percent and in Pennsylvania 54 percent to 39 percent.”

    38 percent. That’s the benchmark McCain and Palin have to exceed to be more popular than cigaret smoke. It’s gonna be close … in terms of the GOP ticket getting smoked, I mean. Do you guys need a lighter?

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    Ekim spews:

    Georgia is now in play. McSame will have to divert funds and attention there to keep it from flipping. This has got to hurt.

    McCain held a 16-point lead in the Peach State 13 days ago, according to the last SurveyUSA poll.

    In the latest polling, Obama’s share has increased 3 points and McCain’s has dropped five points.

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    correctnotright spews:

    The NPR interview with McCain today was just an embarassment to him and his campaign. Here is McCain on NPR defending his slander ad about sex education against Obama as factually correct – when the commentator says that fact found it just plain wrong – McCain defends it again and intimated that some website that disagrees with him doesn’t matter.

    What an arrogant SOB. then he laims Palin is more qualified in foreign policy than Obama and tries to compare Palin to clinton. What a total joke. Palin has no clue about anything – tina Fey actually makes her look smarter than she is. Palin is corrupt, lies, doesn’t know US history or anything about the supreme court – yet McCain keeps insisting she is “highly qualified”. Guess a job a Mcdonald’s could qualify someone to be president too according to McCain. Palin is a laughingstock.

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    rhp6033 spews:

    Ohio absentee voters are already casting their ballots. That’s gotta suck for McCain, he was counting on having a few weeks left to try to recover lost ground, and re-direct the subject of the debate to anything other than the economy and Palin’s qualifications. The rising use of mail-in ballots across the country might mean that half the electorate will have actually voted within the next two weeks.

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    rhp6033 spews:

    The financial crisis has some rather far-reaching implications. It appears that the U.W. endowment fund is at some risk.

    Source: U.W. Sues Bank

    Ostensibly the lawsuit is because the U.W. instructed the investment firm to stop lending it’s funds, but the firm incurred additional losses by continuing to do so. But what’s really troublesome is that the U.W. instructed the firm to return it’s bonds and it has failed to do so.

    I pray there’s no problem, but when a bank or investment firm won’t return deposited funds and reports losses from continued lending, it sure looks like the firm has already lost the money and is trying to buy time to make some of it back through gambling on high-risk loans.

    Can you imagine the impact if the U.W. were to find that a substantial percentage of it’s endowment was just – gone?

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    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @10 “Can you imagine the impact if the U.W. were to find that a substantial percentage of it’s endowment was just – gone?”

    Extrapolate that to pension funds, the investments that back up your insurance policies, and all other forms of institutional savings … and you’ll begin to get a sense of the scale of the financial disaster that 25 years of conservative Whack-O-Nomics has wrought.

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    correctnotright spews:

    The video from above really exposes the hypocrisy of John mcCain. He has consistently opposed regulations and then we are supposed to beleive his sudden concern for regulations.

    Lie, lie and lie again. McCain has lost whatever honor he used to have.

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    Blue John spews:

    I just heard a segment on the radio that car dealerships need credit to get cars. Nobody is given credit so car dealerships are hurting.

    Here is a radical concept. How many of the people getting cars, have bad credit and shouldn’t be getting credit to get cars they cannot afford?
    Maybe we are going back to the old days where you bought your car with cash, like my parents did.

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    Peter Goldmark, Democratic candidate for Commissioner of Public Lands, cleaned up the airwaves this morning in his joint interview with Doug Sutherland. Goldmark not only was on a clear land line, but had Sutherland nailed for the Republican’s naked abuse of our natural resources for the benefit of his industry pals.

    Go Pete!