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DNC Drama...

Posted Wednesday, August 27, 2008, at 1:51 PM

I guess I should start out by apologizing for the recent hiatus. I could make excuses all day long, and believe me I have them, but that's not really important. I'm going to do my best to keep up with the blog a little better in the future.

What I'm wondering is how do you guys feel about the Democrat National Convention going on out in Denver?

I've got to say I was fairly impressed by Michelle Obama's speech. I felt like she did a good job of coming across as an average person.

Hillary's speech, on the other hand, seemed almost robotic. But, that's how I've always felt about her. She doesn't come across as even being the slightest bit genuine in what she says.

My gut tells me she's just putting on a front and at home praying Barack loses so she has a chance in 2012.

I suppose the big acceptance speech tomorrow will be quite the production. I saw a picture earlier showing the stage he will speak on and it looks like an ancient Greek temple or something.

The buzz seems to be that McCain will announce his vice-presidential pick Friday morning in an effort to halt coverage and talk about Barack's speech. Politically speaking, that seems like a good strategy.

What are your thoughts?

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My thoughts...I'm sick of hearing it all. For the ones who have their minds already made up, all this hub-bub is annoying...especially when it's the only thing covered on the only channel I get.

I can't wait until November. Can it come soon enough?

-- Posted by mrsdolphin on Wed, Aug 27, 2008, at 2:33 PM

Still glad Michelle Obama is finally proud of her country at the ripe ole age of 43. The Clinton's are the most arrogant, self righteous people and the fact that Obama did not choose her shows he at least has some sense. Even as a loser (primary), she comes out and claims to have all the answers. Bill will do the same tonight. I wish they would go away....instead, they will work to see that Obama loses and hope this country has no better choice than her in '12.

-- Posted by shannonhoon on Wed, Aug 27, 2008, at 2:47 PM

Without a television, I'm getting my info from the AM news and talkshows as well as patriot radio via shortwave. My gut feeeling is that this is a lot of facade; a media circus. The party still remains divided with many Clinton supporters even thinking of voting for McCain.

If McCain is able to pull support from moderates in the Democratic Party, he can afford to go without the support of conservatives like myself and many others.

That being said, where was the main stream media coverage of the Prohibition Party Convention, Constitution Party Convention, or Libertarian Party Convention? I'm for Chuck Baldwin unless I can be convinced otherwise.

Glad you're back at it Corey. Hope you'll be at the Constitution Party candidate Dr. Greg Thompson's town hall meeting at Hickory Log 6pm Sept. 12th. Interestingly, it's the day after the first organizing meeting of SEMO Life Chain.

-- Posted by swift on Wed, Aug 27, 2008, at 3:16 PM

I just am not happy with a Northerner and an Easterner on the ticket. I think Obama could have at least picked a running mate from the Midwest or South and I would have felt a little more comfortable. This is not a good combination as far as I am concerned.

-- Posted by I.B. Le Truth on Wed, Aug 27, 2008, at 10:08 PM

I have to disagree, Corey, I thought Hillary's speech was inspirational, and I'm not a particular fan of hers. But, despite the praise that the CBS people gave Bill Clinton, I thought his speech was lackluster.

As for the "media circus," both conventions will fit that bill!

-- Posted by goat lady on Wed, Aug 27, 2008, at 10:15 PM

Agree GOAT....Both will get media hype....no doubt. Tough to wade through it all. It is like a speech giving contest.....everyone forgets these are just words. Hillary is not inspirational in any way to me.....She is a Clinton and I sincerely believe those two can fake sincerity better than any people I have ever seen. And wouldn't you like to have "friends" like Biden.....? (kidding)

-- Posted by shannonhoon on Wed, Aug 27, 2008, at 10:27 PM

We can either 1)SAVE THE DRAMA FOR OBAMA or 2)DRAIN THE MAIN MCCAIN. These are our options.

Both parties have marginal candidates courtesy of an eroded system. Each blames the other party for our current situation. Each claims to have the answers we need to prosper. And then reality hits like a boomerang to the back of the head for the 8th straight time...and it hurts.

But this time it will be different. We are going to have REAL CHANGE...reminiscent to a diaper. Can't wait!

-- Posted by layne staley on Wed, Aug 27, 2008, at 11:13 PM
Corey Noles' response:
You're absolutely right about throwing around solutions. The fact is, good ideas or not, we won't see them implemented because if the problems are fixed what do these politicians have to run on?

As I expected, the DNC has been nothing but a selfish political boosting, Bush bashing, daytime soap opera that we all know the liberal media has come to love. Day one we started off with a speech from the Anti Christ's number one servant. Most of us know her as Michelle "For the first time in my adult life I am proud of my country" Obama. After analyzing her speech I come the opinion that it's only significance was to try to appeal to the "swing voters" that she's truly a classy American first lady. It also reminded me of Barack Obama's speech several years ago. Just like Barack, she indeed delivered a rousing speech, so motivating that most of her audience failed to realize that it was about nothing. To try to boost the ratings after the first night in the comedy club, day two could only start off with the "Nutcracker" herself, Hillary Clinton. In this blog I have chosen to give her the respect by referring to Mrs. Clinton by her so called gangster name, Hill-dogg. (For those of you who don't know, while seeking the Dem. nomination, the name Hill-Dogg came about to try to appeal to young Black voters during the primary elections. While she never admitted to using it, a Hill-dogg campaign was launch into full effect. Frankly, I never thought the Dems would sink to the level, but they always love stir up a good surprise.) Hill-Dogg's Speech was the self political boosting one of the night. She opened up stating to everyone how she's a proud mother, proud American, proud senator, and so on. Unfortunately for Bill, she never mentioned anything about being a proud WIFE. I guess former president Bill "I did not have sexual relations with that woman" Clinton never lived up to his husbandly duties. The good news for him is, there always another intern around the corner, so keep your head high Bill. While giving her speech, Hill-Dogg never officially endorsed Obama. In fact, to me it sounded more like she was preparing for here campaign against McCain in 2012 pending and Obama defeat. Unfortunately I wasn't able to catch the Bill Clinton comedy hour tonight. I realized that I was all out of popcorn and soda for his show. I'll just have to wait for his highlights. Last but not least I want to give my thought about Joe Biden.______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________. And that's all I have to say about him.

-- Posted by The Robber Barons on Thu, Aug 28, 2008, at 12:42 AM

Anyone can give a good speech..... the hard part is writing it. Do you think Michelle wrote that or a staff member whos job is writing speeches?

-- Posted by greer958 on Thu, Aug 28, 2008, at 8:24 AM
Corey Noles' response:
That's a very good point. It's a shame these amazing speech writers are always left in the dark while some flapping head gets the credit. If I'm not mistaking, a guy who helped write Bush's first State of the Union after 9-11 was from Scott City. Correct me if I'm wrong.

Did notice Hillary leaving out being a proud wife...amazing how many bed wetting yellow puppy dawgs blindly worship them and their self righteous, self serving, arrogant crap.

-- Posted by shannonhoon on Thu, Aug 28, 2008, at 9:26 AM

I cannot believe they chose to pay tribute to Ted Kennedy. After what his past is filled with, I simply cannot believe the socialist loving Dems would honor a murderer. I'm upset he's lived this long. Sorry to be so down about it, but the girl in the car with him that night, didn't get a tribute.

-- Posted by mobrigade on Thu, Aug 28, 2008, at 3:29 PM

Since when did character mean a thing to a liberal when dealing with politics?

-- Posted by shannonhoon on Thu, Aug 28, 2008, at 8:16 PM

I've enjoyed watching the convention and have taken it for the show/entertainment it is. I expect to get actual information elsewhere.

-- Posted by gardengirl on Fri, Aug 29, 2008, at 11:27 AM

You go gardengirl!

-- Posted by shannonhoon on Fri, Aug 29, 2008, at 12:46 PM

Both conventions will be the same. No substance. All fluff and rhetoric. All politics as usual. There will be no change in that.

You used to be able to enjoy the Democratic conventions because of the fights that would break out on the floor. Now there's not even that. Both conventions are a waste of money. They're just an excuse for a party - a very expensive party at least partially funded by the American taxpayers.

This morning they announced that McCain has chosen the woman govenor of Alaska as his running mate. There are going to be a lot of people who have to decide whether to vote for a ticket with a woman on it or a ticket with a black on it, forget the party.

-- Posted by Ducky on Fri, Aug 29, 2008, at 3:03 PM

I heard the Alaskan gov appeal to the disenchanted women disappointed by Obama's not having chosen Hillary.... Yeah, someone who supported Hillary is gonna go for a pro-life, gun-toting ultra-conservative????!!! Get real! What bimbo is gonna switch, just because Sarah Palin is a woman?

And I can't believe an Alaskan governor supports drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge! That's like hiring the fox to protect the chickens!

-- Posted by goat lady on Sat, Aug 30, 2008, at 5:21 PM

She probably knows a little more about ANWR than I do and I really don't care about it. The world has been stripping the mountains where I am from for generations. A little oil drilling in a barren waste land isn't going to harm anything. In fact I hear the caribou kind of enjoy the heat from the pipelines. As conservative as I am though she may be a little too strict for me.

-- Posted by I.B. Le Truth on Sun, Aug 31, 2008, at 2:54 AM

Oh, I.B., for shame, not to care about the fragile ecology of the Far Northland... You're such a peace-loving soul! If the caribou enjoy the heat from the pipeline, the more sad for them. And, just because there aren't many people up there, it doesn't mean that it's "barren." It's rich in all sorts of species.

However, it's interesting that Palin is even too conservative for our Dexter Statesman Conservative Super Blogger himself! HeHe!

-- Posted by goat lady on Sun, Aug 31, 2008, at 8:02 AM

Well GL, people all over the U.S. have participated in the destruction of the mountains of appalachia to get the coal energy to build this great country and people in places like Florida, California and yes all the U.S. won't let us put a oil rig off their shore because it is not pretty to tourist or (might) spill or drill a test site because a caribou might see it. I say if we can't drill in your neighborhood, then find your own.

With oil over 100 dollars per barrel I say lets put another million barrels on the market every day. Over a year that is a pretty good chunk of change added to our economy.

Did you ever stop to think that maybe the people behind the no drilling movement stand to gain financially if we don't?

In Eastern Ky there are counties that sell liquor and those that don't called dry counties. When a dry county tries to get on a ballot to allow legal liquor sales then the counties surrounding them pour vast amounts into the election opposing the referendum. They do this because they do not want to lose the revenue from the dry county. Now, who could really be behind the no drilling movement? Who stands to gain monetarily? Follow the money!

-- Posted by I.B. Le Truth on Sun, Aug 31, 2008, at 10:37 AM

Yes, Palin is too strict for me. If a little girl is pregnant with her grandfather or other relatives child or a woman is pregnant with her son's child or from a rape incident I will not tell her what to do. These things happen daily and if Palin doesn't agree with me on that; which I think she doesn't, then I can't trust her not to promote her belief and I can't vote for her.

-- Posted by I.B. Le Truth on Sun, Aug 31, 2008, at 10:45 AM

Stop showing how little you know GOAT. That piece of land is not fragile and an overwhelming majority of Alaska is ready to start drilling there yesterday. NO one but liberal environmental wacks and the GOAT buys into this disturbing an ecosystem load of crap.

Just talking about drilling lowers the price of oil. And reducing our drilling in the Gulf due to a hurricane drives the prices up quickly. Lucky for you you're a GOAT and walk everywhere.

-- Posted by shannonhoon on Sun, Aug 31, 2008, at 8:27 PM

McCain's choice of Palen as VP deffinitely has caused me to think twice about voting third party. She is very pro-life, pro-gun-rights, pro-traditional-marriage, and anti-tax. She cleaned out much of the Alaskan political corruption. I may vote for Palin since she's on the ticket. And-- she's for "drill here! drill now! pay less!" I like that!

-- Posted by swift on Tue, Sep 2, 2008, at 3:46 PM

Maybe she cleaned out the corruption. I don't know. She is or may soon be under investigation for abuse of power in the firing of the Director of Public Safety because he would not fire her ex brother in-law trooper. Maybe, we will see. Maybe people below her did it without her knowledge.

-- Posted by I.B. Le Truth on Tue, Sep 2, 2008, at 5:00 PM

Maybe the guy was a complete idiot who acted in a way that needed firing. My sources claim that ANY governor would have recommended and found a way to get rid of this creep. I BLT, I am calling this one goes NO where. Neat to see how she is scrutinized though......Also interesting to compare her record of going after corruption in ALASKA with Obama's record of going after corruption in ILL/Chicago. Must not be any corruption to go after there...funny.

-- Posted by shannonhoon on Tue, Sep 2, 2008, at 10:40 PM

Was Obama sworn into office in 2005? If so, how did he vote for the war which started in 2002-2003? Interesting.

-- Posted by Jim Morrison on Wed, Sep 3, 2008, at 2:32 AM

Interesting indeed Jimmy....but he would have cast a vote against the war! because he is smarter and more compassionate than most.

-- Posted by shannonhoon on Wed, Sep 3, 2008, at 12:05 PM

I assume that the guy was an idiot, but I don't know. This was a divorce case and sometimes a lot of accusations are made that are no where near true. I would hate to divorce the Governor's sister if I was a State Trooper. Things could get real ugly for you real quick. He is still there and there had to be some reason the Director of Public Safety wouldn't fire him. I think she got in too big of a hurry.

-- Posted by I.B. Le Truth on Wed, Sep 3, 2008, at 10:48 PM

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