John McCain’s VP Pick?

Re: John McCain’s VP Pick?

PostBy: Devil505 On: Thu Sep 04, 2008 12:15 pm

BugsyR wrote:Palin has a special needs kid which I believe she will push for some special needs social programs


This is where I find her as wrong minded as the rest of her party Mike. As Governor of Alaska, she actually lowered funding available for special needs kids........& then she gives birth to a baby with Down Syndrome. She cuts funding for a home for unmarried, pregnant teenage girls & then her 17 year old daughter gets pregnant!
You couldn't make this stuff up!

I just want to clean house this November! :mad:
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Re: John McCain’s VP Pick?

PostBy: spc On: Thu Sep 04, 2008 1:26 pm

Devil505 wrote:This is where I find her as wrong minded as the rest of her party Mike. As Governor of Alaska, she actually lowered funding available for special needs kids........& then she gives birth to a baby with Down Syndrome. She cuts funding for a home for unmarried, pregnant teenage girls & then her 17 year old daughter gets pregnant!
You couldn't make this stuff up!
I guess that's how a community organizer would decipher a state budget. :lol:

Please do your homework. The Alaska Challenge Youth Academy was put in its own budget category so the original program's funding dropped.

http://www.gov.state.ak.us/omb/09_omb/budget/EED/comp2837.pdf
This link is broken, either the page no longer exists or there is some other issue like a typo.
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Re: John McCain’s VP Pick?

PostBy: coaledsweat On: Thu Sep 04, 2008 1:34 pm

I'm sure if she can handle a town hall meeting with the people in a small town in Alaska, she won't have much trouble handeling Vladimir Putin. :)
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Re: John McCain’s VP Pick?

PostBy: BugsyR On: Thu Sep 04, 2008 1:49 pm

Special Needs rebuttal....read more than just KOS...take info from all sides before passing judgement...Why is O.J. Simpson a free man today?

http://www.weeklystandard.com/weblogs/TWSFP/2008/09/newest_palin_smear_she_cut_spe.asp

As for cutting funds to the "home for unmarried, pregnant teenage girls" and comparing that to Palin's teenage daughter...I would have a problem with that if she kicked her daughter out of her house...however, I feel the Palins will be helping their daughter instead of forcing her to seek help from publicly funded wayward homes. I am the same, if my daughter becomes pregnant out of wedlock, I will support her until she can fully care for herself and child...no matter what it takes.

Do you have any good official sites or info pertaining to this cut in funding other than far left (The Huffington Post) blog sites? I can't find any unbiased...independent fence riding sites reporting on this. Would sure love to see an unbiased report on why she made those cuts or if she actually did. Blogs to me are rumors and hold no weight. Just like the above link there are 2 sides to everything (especially in blogs)...somewhere in the middle is the truth. I can't find any good substatiated evidence on why she actually made those cuts. Could it be that teen pregnancy is way down? Could it be that there was unnecessary spending going on for years and was finally slashed? 20 years of military tells me that there could have been some wasteful spending.
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Re: John McCain’s VP Pick?

PostBy: Devil505 On: Thu Sep 04, 2008 2:56 pm

spc wrote:Please do your homework. The Alaska Challenge Youth Academy was put in its own budget category so the original program's funding dropped.



Just re-stating what CNN has been reporting all day....That she cut special needs funding by 62%.

Where they got the figures, I have no idea but they are pretty careful about stuff like that for lawsuit reasons.

I personally heard Solidad O'Brien(sp) report it at least twice today on CNN
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Re: John McCain’s VP Pick?

PostBy: Devil505 On: Thu Sep 04, 2008 2:58 pm

BugsyR wrote:Do you have any good official sites or info pertaining to this cut in funding other than far left (The Huffington Post) blog sites? I


Read my above response to Stephen (SPC)
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Re: John McCain’s VP Pick?

PostBy: spc On: Thu Sep 04, 2008 3:13 pm

Devil505 wrote:
spc wrote:Please do your homework. The Alaska Challenge Youth Academy was put in its own budget category so the original program's funding dropped.



Just re-stating what CNN has been reporting all day....That she cut special needs funding by 62%.

Where they got the figures, I have no idea but they are pretty careful about stuff like that for lawsuit reasons.

They are one of the news organizations that make the kool-aid. ;)
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Re: John McCain’s VP Pick?

PostBy: spc On: Thu Sep 04, 2008 3:26 pm

Intro of Gov. Palin not seen:



BTW 37.2 million watched Gov.Palin. WOW
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Re: John McCain’s VP Pick?

PostBy: orvis On: Thu Sep 04, 2008 3:35 pm

It was genius of McCain to pick Palin. The opposition will be unable to resist using blatant sexism against her, and that can only help expose the hypocracy of the left.

I read a good retort we can say to the people who say "Palin is bad because McCain might die while in office and Palin will be president".


:idea:
"Dude, don't tease me like that! ":lol:
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Re: John McCain’s VP Pick?

PostBy: coalmeister On: Thu Sep 04, 2008 3:41 pm

Devil505 wrote:Well...Fair enough. I know it will be shocking to you all to find out that I think Palin's speech last night will ultimately cost the Republicans votes in November. I find it difficult to swallow such a strongly worded attack from a virtual unknown newcomer to the national scene & feel she would have been better advised to try to make herself more attractive & "human" to her target audience of women & independents. (this of course may be why I am sitting in my basement & not advising any candidate!) I will be interested in seeing what the post speech polls show , but the real test will have to wait until 11/4.


I disagree. She had been hammered all week and if she did not come out swinging she would have looked like a patsy, to soft, "like a women", a push over with out the toughness needed to run the country. I was totally shocked at how well she did. Think what that would be like with most of the country watching, for your first time in the lights. Would you not have a bit of a trickle down your leg? :D
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Re: John McCain’s VP Pick?

PostBy: Devil505 On: Thu Sep 04, 2008 4:05 pm

coalmeister wrote:She had been hammered all week and if she did not come out swinging she would have looked like a patsy, to soft, "like a women", a push over with out the toughness needed to run the country.



Her target audience as not "Manly Men" from an Anthracite Coal Forum. ;)

She was chosen to appeal to women in general & to try to pick off some Hillary supporters in particular. My opinion is that her toughness, while possibly appealing to men, will work against her with women. Most women that I know, do not consider toughness a major attribute to admire in other women. They may admire it in men, but not in women. We'll all see soon enough, won't we? :)
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Re: John McCain’s VP Pick?

PostBy: BugsyR On: Thu Sep 04, 2008 4:09 pm

Devil505 wrote: Read my above response to Stephen (SPC)


Thanks!
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Re: John McCain’s VP Pick?

PostBy: Devil505 On: Thu Sep 04, 2008 4:20 pm

BugsyR wrote:Thanks!


You/'re welcome!

I thought this Daily Show clip was pretty funny:

http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/wed-s ... ender-card
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Re: John McCain’s VP Pick?

PostBy: stoker-man On: Thu Sep 04, 2008 5:00 pm

Devil505 wrote: I know it will be shocking to you all to find out that I think Palin's speech last night will ultimately cost the Republicans votes in November.


Where did you hear that? CNN, MSNBC, PBS ? All such cable news is losing viewers at an alarming rate and will soon be off the air. Then all you'll have to listen to will be "fair and balanced".


Devil505 wrote: I find it difficult to swallow such a strongly worded attack from a virtual unknown newcomer to the national scene & feel she would have been better advised to try to make herself more attractive & "human" to her target audience of women & independents.


She didn't try to make herself anything more than she is. She's the real deal. She's what you'll get.
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Re: John McCain’s VP Pick?

PostBy: traderfjp On: Thu Sep 04, 2008 5:24 pm

I read that the media loved her speech. I listened to some of it and I liked what she had to say. I would vote for her in a second if she was running for president instead of MCcain. I like Obama too but he is a wind bag who goes over every word that comes out of his mouth. He's a little too slick for me.
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