Saturday Surfing 9/27/2008

9/27/2008:

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What’s on the web?

  1. Last night’s McCain / Obama debate. I’m not sure I like the phrase “Who won the debate,” because it’s not an event that should have clear winners or losers. Should be more like “Who presented themselves better” and “Who’s responses were you more in agreement with.” But…
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    Anyway, speaking of McCain, it seems CBS is embarrassed about an un-aired video clip David Letterman used when McCain declined to do an interview with him, citing “heading back to Washington amid the financial crisis.” McCain was then seen getting ready to film a segment with Katie Couric instead. Burn.

    Ooops!

  2. Is the trouble just beginning for America? Washington Mutual implodes, Wachovia Bank is on the brink, while other countries in the world are mocking us, like Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez who said: “The Americans harass us and attack us… (they) want to buy the world with paper that does not have any value. Washington expected to remedy the current crisis “by running the money printer, and I strongly doubt we’ll be able to resolve the crisis that way.”
  3. Baseball season is down to the wire. Seems as if the NY Mets are once again on the brink of disaster. Philly has all but cliched the NL East, and the surging Milwaukee Brewers have now taken the lead in the NL Wildcard race. The Mets truly need a miracle to have a chance. Also, the AL Central is a virtual dead heat…
  4. What happened to all this rain? All these weather warnings and flood watches are still being issued – but it didn’t seem to rain much here. I guess we got lucky again.
  5. Sad news. American legend Paul Newman passed away. He was 83.

What else is happening on the web today?

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4 Comments on "Saturday Surfing 9/27/2008"


matt_72
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8 years 1 day ago

[quote comment=”108554″]Why is it that when you get a license or I.D. you aren’t already registered?

The simple fact that the paper work is filled out and data entered once would probably save this country millions.

You can’t get an license, I.D. or passport without the proper credentials, it seems asinine that we’re still doing it this way.[/quote]

I am all for doing something like this so long as it is a part of transitioning to a NATIONAL ID program. That way can tie it in to the voter rolls, the criminal databases, the SS Administration, etc…. They can screen out the fraud completely if done properly. That being said, the Democratic Party is against any such program and is 100% opposed to all initiatives requiring people to so much as present an ID when voting. I guess they think all those dead people will be disenfranchised. And lets not forget the retirees who won’t be able to vote in Florida AND NYC.

strand tramp
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strand tramp
8 years 1 day ago

because people who may be in this country legally on a work visa may need to drive a vehicle, but they are not permitted to vote in our elections. you can kinda see how that could be possible, right? while you may find it asinine to try to keep fraud out of our elections, many think it is important.
as for purging the voter rolls of people who moved or died, i personally notified the County of the fact that the person from whom i purchased my condo had moved. yet 8yrs later the person still getting sample ballots at my address. it is important that voter rolls be updated frequently, especially in NJ. man-hole-o even a dullard like yourself can see that, no? calling it a scam shows what a simpleton you are. again.

Easy-E
Member
8 years 1 day ago

Why is it that when you get a license or I.D. you aren’t already registered?

The simple fact that the paper work is filled out and data entered once would probably save this country millions.

You can’t get an license, I.D. or passport without the proper credentials, it seems asinine that we’re still doing it this way.

manolo
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manolo
8 years 2 days ago
While surfing today, I come upon the most important notice that New Jersey voters must act on: RFK Jr., Mike Papantonio: “Is Your Vote Safe?” Monday 22 September 2008 » by: Robert F. Kennedy Jr., Ring of Fire Robert F. Kennedy Jr. has expressed concern for the safety of the vote in the 2008 election. (Photo: wikimedia.org) Transcript from Ring of Fire on Air America Radio Bobby: “There are about 30 scams the Republicans are deliberately using, particularly in the swing states to get Democratic voters off the rolls. These scams originate in the so-called Help America Vote Act which was passed after the Florida debacle in the year 2000. It was originally suggested by Democrats and Republicans but it was passed by a Republican congress with a Republican senate and a Republican president. And instead of reforming what happened in Florida it basically institutionalized all the problems that happened in Florida. And institutionalized a series of impediments that make it very difficult for Democrats to register, for Democrats to vote and then for Democrats to have their vote counted. “One of these requirements under HAVA is called “the perfect match” and what that does is little known but it is devastating. A quarter of the voters in Colorado have just been removed from the rolls because of this – just this one scam. And what it does is they use a computer system to compare your registration application to all other government records of you in the state. So… Read more »
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