Berkeley CSUA MOTD:2008:October:05 Sunday <Saturday, Monday>
Berkeley CSUA MOTD
2008/10/5-9 [Recreation/Dating, Finance/Investment] UID:51385 Activity:nil
        Behold, the list of companies affected by LEH bankruptcy and the
        cash amounts.  CDS settlement this Friday!
2008/10/5-9 [Politics/Domestic/Election] UID:51386 Activity:nil
10/5    "You could say, Look, is this guy, Laden, really the bad guy that's
        depicted?" -John McCain, 1998
2008/10/5-9 [Transportation/Car] UID:51387 Activity:nil
10/5 (Yahoo! News)
        "... Venezuela, where gasoline goes for 12 cents a gallon."
        Now do you still want to commute in gas guzzlers and feed their
2008/10/5-9 [Politics/Domestic/Election] UID:51388 Activity:nil
10/5    We witness here a great political lesson. When you are president, it
        matters -- it really matters -- that a majority of the people support
        and respect you. When you squander that affection, you lose more than
        mere popularity. You lose the ability to lead when your country is in
        crisis. This is a terrible loss, and a dangerous one, for the whole
        world is watching.
        \_ Which is why I think McCain is a better pick than Obama. McCain
           has friends that are Congressional Democracts while Obama has
           made enemies out of at least one. I actually wish McCain and Biden
           were on the same ticket.
        \_ Polls don't matter.
         \_ Obviously not to that writer who is pretty damn wrong about
            how Palin's debate performance was seen by undecided voters.
2008/10/5-9 [Politics/Domestic/Election, Politics/Domestic/President/Bush] UID:51389 Activity:nil
10/5    Wow, Palin really is Bush with lipstick
2008/10/5-9 [Politics/Domestic/California, Politics/Domestic/Election] UID:51390 Activity:nil
10/5    Guess which VP candidate has read the Constitution?

        PALIN: Of course, we know what a vice president does. And that’s not
        only to preside over the Senate and will take that position very
        seriously also. I’m thankful the Constitution would allow a bit more
        authority given to the vice president if that vice president so chose
        to exert it in working with the Senate and making sure that we are
        supportive of the president’s policies and making sure too that our
        president understands what our strengths are.

        BIDEN: The only authority the vice president has from the legislative
        standpoint is the vote, only when there is a tie vote. He has no
        authority relative to the Congress.
        \_ He said "He".  SEXIST.
           \_ Of couse he won't say "she" at this point of the campaign.  Just
              like he'd say he already knows that the next president will be
              black, even though deep in his mind he's not sure.
        \_ But Palin has read the Russian Constitution!
           \_ She can see it from her house!
        \_ Palin is not entirely wrong.  A Republican VP is more powerful than
           a plain VP.  Just look at how powerful Chaney is (seriously).
           a plain VP.  Just look at how powerful Cheney is (seriously).
           \_ Research Cheney and the VP position. Constitutionally, VP has
              no more power/responsibility than Biden says. Cheney has
              _created_ new power for the VP position because "the goddamn
              constitution is just a piece of paper."
2008/10/5-9 [Politics/Domestic/Election] UID:51391 Activity:nil
10/5    im lazy, can someone dig up links to all of the recent SNL
        Palin / Tina Fey skits?  thanks
           original > 2nd one >> most recent one
           \_ Thanks! - lazy sysadmin
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