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Whovian

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Name: Don't want to say
Gender: Male
Hometown: Bumfuck, Alabama
Home country: USA
Current location: Bumfuck, Alabama
Member since: Wed Sep 5, 2012, 10:12 AM
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Lifelong Democrat, Old hippie, Liberal nearly Socialist.

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The introduction of road runners to urban locales would greatly reduce the encroachment of coyotes.

And also bring a great boon to the steel industry from safes and anvils falling from the sky.

Per a study by several really cool top level universities.

This would greatly reduce the chance of lions, tigers and bears into the urban landscape as they all hate the idea of being flattened by large metal objects falling from the sky.

(sorry, it was just sitting there asking for it)

Romney Apocalypse graphic. For Dawn of the Dead fans only.

Networks, AP cancel exit polls in 19 states. WTF???? Link to WP

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/wp/2012/10/04/networks-ap-cancel-exit-polls-in-19-states/

Breaking from two decades of tradition, this year’s election exit poll is set to include surveys of voters in 31 states, not all 50 as it has for the past five presidential elections, according to multiple people involved in the planning.

Dan Merkle, director of elections for ABC News, and a member of the consortium that runs the exit poll, confirmed the shift Thursday. The aim, he said, “is to still deliver a quality product in the most important states,” in the face of mounting survey costs.

The decision by the National Election Pool — a joint venture of the major television networks and The Associated Press — is sure to cause some pain to election watchers across the country. (For a full list of the states that won’t have exit polls scroll to the bottom of this post.)

Voters in the excluded states will still be interviewed as part of a national exit poll, but state-level estimates of the partisan, age or racial makeups of electorates won’t be available as they have been since 1992. The lack of data may hamper election night analyses in some states, and it will almost certainly limit post-election research for years to come.


There's more at the link.

New Romney family photo. NOT PHOTOSHOPPED.

I don't think it was photoshopped.

Boy Scout rejected for Eagle Scout after coming out gay (USA TODAY Coverage)

Jerks.

1:20PM EST October 5. 2012 - A California couple says their 17-year-old son, who has been a Boy Scout for more than a decade, has met all the qualifications to become an Eagle Scout, but has been blocked by his scoutmaster for the group's highest honor because he is gay.

Ryan Andresen, who recently came out to his friends and family as gay, has completed his final project in his bid to become an Eagle Scout.

It was a "tolerance wall" he built to oppose bullying in school by using tiles illustrated by elementary school students, the San Jose Mercury News says.

The scoutmaster for Troop 212 in Moraga, Calif., told 17-year-old Ryan's father, Eric, the troop's chief administrator, on Sunday that his son wouldn't be able to get the award, NBC News reports.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/ondeadline/2012/10/05/boy-scouts-of-america-eagle-scout-gay/1614769/

Graphic on my feelings of Romney in the debate.

A good photoshop opportunity. "No mas pantalones!"

Great statement on the debate by a musician friend of mine.

Obama looked like a man with a full time job and a part time hobby called the campaign. Romney acted like a man who’s hobby had just become his full time job and he was delighted.

Romney flip flopped on every campaign promise but one: getting the wealthy to pay their fair share. He’s agin’ it. If I were a serious conservative I’d wake up thinking what a great candidate for getting rid of the guy we don’t like, but I’d have this nagging feeling that I might be getting into the fire from the frying pan and that would make me gleefully nervous.

Romney has no experience as a successful governor. He is a businessman, not a leader. Governance is for him, an act. He has stood in front of the customers of companies he was turning around and pretending to reassure them when actually he was carving them up to satisfy his real customers, the investment bankers and hedge fund types. He stood in front of employees he promised to lead to a more secure future when in fact he was assessing who would be laid off first, next and after next. The employees and company customers were products he would sell after selling himself as something he is not: a leader, a creator, a man of his word.

One thing differentiates the hobbyist from the professional in most cases: when directly confronted on their credentials for the professionalism of their act, a hobbyist becomes irate. A true professional looks back in puzzlement, shakes their head, and tunes their axe, checks their set list and goes about doing the job. They may decide to brush up on some skills and improve their act.

It may be the replay of last year’s LSU vs Alabama first encounter. One team won but barely and the other wasn’t ready to play hard. Later that year, situations were different.

Sweet graphic on Romney's debate style.

Cringing at the thoughts of the "pundits" comments after the debate this evening

Makes me really miss Walter Cronkite and news that dealt with concise facts rather than personal opinion or corporate marching orders.



A nice McD's graphic from FB

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