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The end...

Posted Tuesday, June 3, 2008, at 12:58 PM

Well, it looks like the end has finally come for the Democratic primary and Hillary Clinton's White House hopes. Just moments ago an AP story came across the wire saying that according to their tally, Obama has officially clinched his primaries nomination.

Of course, this isn't exactly news unless you're incapable of simple math or you're Hillary.

While, I am pleased to see some finality, at the same time I'm a little saddened. It's been nice to have something to read in the news that was controversial and didn't involve dead Israelis, Tibetans or disaster victims.

I'm sure we'll have plenty to talk about as things develop between now and November. Maybe now we can get down to real election politics and see what's coming to us this year.

I'm not going to elaborate on this too much I just wanted to share the fresh info with you.

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Thank God that's over!

-- Posted by greer958 on Tue, Jun 3, 2008, at 3:22 PM

Either way this is going to be interesting. I am loving this. What a great country that we can do this. I want to see the third party candidates and all.

-- Posted by I.B. Le Truth on Tue, Jun 3, 2008, at 11:14 PM

Well, yeah, it's fun until we have to VOTE! I know a bunch of people who aren't looking forward to that event...

-- Posted by goat lady on Wed, Jun 4, 2008, at 3:19 PM

Anybody notice the contrast between McCain's speech and Obama's victory speech last night? McCain was all nicey nice but Obama slammed McCain several times in his victory speech. Hillary Clinton was her usual self- too proud to concede.

Anyway, I'm voting third party! Chuck Baldwin is the Constitution Party candidate for president. He'll be on the Missouri ballot. Gene Amondson http://www.geneamondson.com/prohibition-...

is the Prohibition Party candidate for president. I'm vice-chairman of the Prohibition National Committee, but I'll probably vote Constitution Party since my party won't be on the ballot. McCain is the choice for all you moderate Democrats out there! lol

-- Posted by swift on Wed, Jun 4, 2008, at 3:35 PM

I can't wait to get the opportunity, once we have an opportunity to view what "both" candidates now have to say.

Mud slingin, name callin, negative adds and all. Lets get it on.

-- Posted by I.B. Le Truth on Wed, Jun 4, 2008, at 10:09 PM
Corey Noles' response:
Yeah! That's my attitude, too.

IBTruth: Sounds like two party presidential election year politics is like sports. The Democratic League versus the Republican League! Candidates are like sports teams playing against each other in the league primaries. Each leagues winning team plays in the final political super bowel! Play Ball! lol!

-- Posted by swift on Thu, Jun 5, 2008, at 2:54 PM

That is right, I like it more than any sport. It has real meaning and impact. Pick your team, play and support it. Serious stuff, everyone should get involved.

-- Posted by I.B. Le Truth on Thu, Jun 5, 2008, at 5:39 PM

I wish they had a "None of the Above" on the ballot.

Yellow Rose, where are you????

-- Posted by Ducky on Thu, Jun 5, 2008, at 6:06 PM

That's the third party candidate Ducky.

-- Posted by I.B. Le Truth on Thu, Jun 5, 2008, at 9:55 PM

Yeah? What party ticket do you think Yellow Rose would be on?

-- Posted by goat lady on Thu, Jun 5, 2008, at 10:18 PM

None of the above?

-- Posted by I.B. Le Truth on Thu, Jun 5, 2008, at 10:55 PM

Definitely not the "Hairy-eyed Boss" ticket. Maybe he has her chained to her chair with a video cam recording her every move!

I think we need to mount a rescue!

-- Posted by goat lady on Fri, Jun 6, 2008, at 7:03 AM

The real question this morning is --- What did Hillary and Obama talk about last night?????

-- Posted by goat lady on Fri, Jun 6, 2008, at 7:04 AM
Corey Noles' response:
God, that had to be an uncomfortable visit for them both.

Will she, won't she? Does she? Doesn't she? If she does, and he loses, she'll never be able to run again...

Can he overcome the internet gossip? (It's pretty malicious!)

Can she swallow her pride?

-- Posted by goat lady on Fri, Jun 6, 2008, at 10:26 PM

I don't know about all the internet gossip I know that both candidates are talking about programs that will raise taxes. The only thing I will vote to raise taxes for is education even though last year was the largest budget ever for education it still didn't seem to be enough. As far as I am concerned everyone else can scrap for what they need just like I have always done.

-- Posted by I.B. Le Truth on Fri, Jun 6, 2008, at 11:23 PM

It must be a bitter pill for Hillary to swallow to have to consider being a vice-presidential candidate. One of my brothers thinks the democratic party had all this orchestrated to end up with both of them on one ticket. Good grief! How can he think that the democratic party could orchestrate so many voters.

GL, I love the "hairy eye'ed boss ticket." Yellow Rose, come back.

-- Posted by Ducky on Mon, Jun 9, 2008, at 1:34 PM

I have to admit that the Democratic party isn't too good at orchestrating any kind of unified effort such as that would entail.

Your brother has oatmeal for brains...

-- Posted by goat lady on Mon, Jun 9, 2008, at 10:22 PM

Well both parties have been guilty of voting dead people and dogs at times. Sometimes they even vote for dead people here in Missouri and they win.

-- Posted by I.B. Le Truth on Tue, Jun 10, 2008, at 1:14 AM

Haha! It's happened in the not-too-distant past!

-- Posted by goat lady on Tue, Jun 10, 2008, at 7:01 AM

Sure did and the political party was behind that and orchestrated that by getting their party members to vote for the dead person. At the same time some dead people actually voted from what I heard.

Pretty amazing isn't it, but if I got beat by a dead person I think I would quit politics. Of course the opponenet was out of respect and fear of angering the mobs because they were unable to really say anything about the dead candidate. Of course at the same time the dead candidates supporters were able to unload on the opponent. Don't run against a dead person.

-- Posted by I.B. Le Truth on Wed, Jun 11, 2008, at 8:02 PM

Hahaha! This sounds like a scene from "The Night of the Living Dead," which is/was one of the most ridiculous movies I ever saw in my entire life!! (Why it is a cult favorite is beyond me!)

-- Posted by goat lady on Wed, Jun 11, 2008, at 10:10 PM

I have a quick question to pose this morning: I've been checking out some nasty political email by going to snopes.com, the urban legend website, and I've take down some figures. On the "politics" section, Bill and Hillary Clinton have 27, McCain has 3, Obama has 18, and Pres. Bush has 47.

My question is this: Do any of you have any idea how or why these myths get started and why the numbers are so different for each political figure?

-- Posted by goat lady on Thu, Jun 12, 2008, at 8:57 AM

I sure don't and I didn't even know what these sites were. You shouldn't be reading that stuff GL. Just listen to me and I will keep you stratight.

-- Posted by I.B. Le Truth on Thu, Jun 12, 2008, at 11:36 PM

Hahaha! Thanks, I.B., but you're just a bit too conservative for my tastes!! (Nice and level-headed, but a shade too far to the right!!)

BESIDES, I don't "go" to those sites: My "friends" (well, "acquaintances") SEND these things to me!

I shall accept your advice, though, and I will, henceforth, quit reading them - do a favor to my blood pressure and hit the "delete" button!

-- Posted by goat lady on Fri, Jun 13, 2008, at 8:28 AM

If I told you I believe in a womans right to choose, support stem cell research and despise the death penalty, would you still call me a conservative.

I am only conservative in the area that I love this country and I can't stand to hear anyone denegrate it for any reason. I appreciate a President who has had to make hard decisions that were left up to him because his predecessors, including his father failed to do their job. I will never apologize for him or my country to anyone or any other country.

I have lived in them and they are pretty for a while or to visit, but after a short while you will begin to understand why they all want to come here, and I mean all of them.

God has blessed me. He gave me the greatest gift of all. He allowed me to be a man born in the United States. What more could I ask for? Just one other thing, let me live in the bootheel of Missouri please.

When I awake in the mornings I realize that I could have been born a woman in Saudi Arabia or Somalia or Haiti even.

You are blessed too GL.

-- Posted by I.B. Le Truth on Fri, Jun 13, 2008, at 1:39 PM

Oh, my, you aren't as conservative as I thought you were, I.B. You are a true thinking man!

I always appreciate your honesty, whether I agree with you or not. And this time, I agree with you.

Heaven help this great nation of ours to find its way back home...

-- Posted by goat lady on Fri, Jun 13, 2008, at 10:28 PM

Are you sure it is the great nation that needs to find its way back home or the large number of citizens who contribute nothing and feel they are entitled to more while living better and having more than our parents and grandparents could have dreamed of?

-- Posted by I.B. Le Truth on Sat, Jun 14, 2008, at 1:08 PM

GL, oatmeal with raisins and brown sugar is a satisfying meal for breakfast, lunch or dinner, so I will assume you were heaping praise on the "brains" of Ducky's brother.

-- Posted by FJGuy on Sat, Jun 14, 2008, at 5:19 PM

Of course! I'm sure he's absolutely brilliant, as older siblings always are, isn't he, Ducky dear??

-- Posted by goat lady on Mon, Jun 16, 2008, at 4:51 PM

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Corey Noles, staff writer for The Daily Statesman and Editor of The North Stoddard Countian, is the author of a regular baseball/St. Louis Cardinals column and also uses his blog to sound off on various happenings in sports. He also operates a weekly baseball mailbag column.

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