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Debate’s over–what do you think?

September 27, 2008 Leave a comment

Early on, John McCain sounded pretty weak–typical of a man who’s notoriously not know for his public speaking or debating skills. But he was pretty steady as things progressed and took Barack Obama to task on Russia, the middle east and 9/11.

Nobama is clearly the better speaker and debater. But at times he sounded fairly patronising. At least once I heard him mumble “that’s not true”, and another time it sounded like “Oh brother”. He recited a lot of things, but it makes me think he’s just regurgitating what he rehearsed instead of really saying anything relative.

McCain failed to counter several things Nobama said that, frankly, I thought were extremely untruthful. I liked how McCain responded to Obama’s words on Henry Kissinger.

I’d say McCain had the slight edge at best. Otherwise, draw.

Can’t wait until the townhall debates.

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This moderator stinks and other observations

September 27, 2008 Leave a comment

He seems to let Nobama talk forever but yet constantly cuts off McCain. Finally, he tried to cut off Obama so that McCain could talk and then let Obama talk on for another 30 seconds to a minute.

I heard Nobama mumble “that’s not true” and it sounded like he mumbled “oh, please”.

Obama is indeed a good debater, but he needs to be careful. He seems to throw out wide bits of info…if they are proven to be false, then he’ll come across looking foolish. By this style he could end up hanging himself.

Obama seems to have a very simplistic view. Not a “simple solutions to complex problems”, but a view that things can be done quickly and easily. A view that suggests that Obama has no idea just how complicated the world really is. Wars take time. It took six years to defeat Adolf Hitler with all the allied countries righting. I suppose that if Obama had been a senator in those days, he would’ve been tapping his feet impatiently at D-Day, pointed out the drop zones missed and suggesting that we should try to negotiate with Hitler.

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Pink dislikes Sarah Palin

September 27, 2008 Leave a comment

Read all about it here.

All the more reason to like Sarah Palin, if you ask me.

Funny how Pink says that Palin “hates” women. Palin looks far more feminine than Pink does. Pink looks extremely boyish to me.

As for Pink disliking Palin for hunting, whatever. Would you rather those animals starve to death from overpopulation–you know, too many animals, not enough food?

What’s next, Pink, holding protests against lions for killing and eating zebras?

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Debate so far

September 27, 2008 Leave a comment

Barack Obama’s a good debater, but he says a lot of things that could be easily refuted if John McCain would take the time to do it. Instead, McCain seems to be ignoring while discussing his own points. McCain, bless him, doesn’t come across as a great debater.

Seems like the GOP hasn’t had a good presidential candidate debater since Ronald Reagan. George W. Bush was horrible yet still eeked out wins against Al Gore and John Kerry.

I wonder how this will turn out…

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Thank you, Wil Wheaton, for introducing me to the beautiful world of blogging

September 26, 2008 Leave a comment

Check out Wil Wheaton’s blog here. No, I can’t say I agree with everything Wil writes, but he seems to have a lot of fun writing his blog. To be honest, I’d never really even heard of blogs until I checked his out.

If you get a chance, visit his site at www.wilwheaton.net and read his segment on why he left Star Trek: The Next Generation. Very telling and, frankly, sad how Hollywood can mistreat its actors.

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Need to get a column out

September 26, 2008 Leave a comment

Work has been busy this week, as has a short-deadlined but lucrative freelance project. Will be sending something to the Beeville Bee-Picayune soon.

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McCain versus Obama debate

September 26, 2008 1 comment

Was McCain right to put things off and suspend his campaign? Obama’s attacks on him could end up backfiring. To me, McCain’s simply saying that right now we need to tend to the economy. Wow, a man who’s more interested in the country’s welfare than he is running for president. Sounds like the right man for the job.

Why is Nobama rushing and insisting McCain debate him? This Mississippi debate is said to focus on foreign policy, Obama’s glaring weak spot. Furthermore, why doesn’t McCain just jump in and do it? Wouldn’t he like to show the world how Obama is when he’s without a teleprompter? I mean, it would be like asking Gene Simmons of KISS to perform on stage without his makeup, wouldn’t it?

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