Beta test: Live Blogging the VP Debate

10/2/2008 Update:

Ok – if anyone’s interesting in sharing their viewpoints about tonight’s debate – just see below!

Forgot to mention that a (no-cover) GOP meetup to watch the debate is taking place at Onieals (4th and Park)….

The Hoboken Republican Club is hosting a debate watch party tonight as well. And unlike the Democrats’ debate watch party, no donation is required in order to attend our “Party for Palin.” We expect tonight’s event to be well-attended. Our convention watch party drew roughly 50 people, as reported on WNBC-TV.”

10/2/2008:

palin-biden.jpgHoboken411 will be testing out a new feature today – allowing readers to interact live!

Tonight’s test subject will be: The Vice Presidential Debate between Sarah Palin and Joe Biden.

The live blog with be, uh, LIVE starting at 8:45pm. Throughout the debate, you can cast your opinions, participate in instant polls – and state your point of view. Keep in mind, that as moderator – I have to address each comment that comes through.

Not sure how passionate (or mature) I’m going to be about this debate – and might have to crack open a bottle of wine and see what happens.

So if you’re watching at home, or via Wi-Fi hotspot – please come back to this post later tonight!

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36 Comments on "Beta test: Live Blogging the VP Debate"


bradykp
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bradykp
7 years 11 months ago

[quote comment=”110002″]The government offered plenty of incentives of get people to adopt green technologies and nobody adopted them. The only part of your entire train of thought I agree with is on gas taxes, and you realize that Republicans weren’t going to raise gas taxes any more than Democrats were right? So whimisically speculating on that is about as useless as theorizing about what would have happened if Eli Manning got hurt in last season in game 1 of the regular season.

So right now you have an environment where there are 2 candidates to choose from and you like Obama b/c he is willing to offer tax credits that aren’t needed to create more a demand for products that are already in such short supply that industry can’t meet demand. Makes sense to me, about as much sense as burning $100 bills to stay warm when you could go inside and get warm for free. But hey – if you need more useless spending/tax credits to encourage you to vote for a guy, more power to you. I bet you even supported the bailout and all the pork attached to that. Some rally in the market that led to.[/quote]

sure matt. i loved the bailout. it was awesome.

strand tramp
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strand tramp
7 years 11 months ago

in the UK the govt taxes vehicles based on displacement. one reason the Jaguar v12 was discontinued and some manufacturers began using turbos on small engines.

matt_72
Member
7 years 11 months ago

The government offered plenty of incentives of get people to adopt green technologies and nobody adopted them. The only part of your entire train of thought I agree with is on gas taxes, and you realize that Republicans weren’t going to raise gas taxes any more than Democrats were right? So whimisically speculating on that is about as useless as theorizing about what would have happened if Eli Manning got hurt in last season in game 1 of the regular season.

So right now you have an environment where there are 2 candidates to choose from and you like Obama b/c he is willing to offer tax credits that aren’t needed to create more a demand for products that are already in such short supply that industry can’t meet demand. Makes sense to me, about as much sense as burning $100 bills to stay warm when you could go inside and get warm for free. But hey – if you need more useless spending/tax credits to encourage you to vote for a guy, more power to you. I bet you even supported the bailout and all the pork attached to that. Some rally in the market that led to.

bradykp
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bradykp
7 years 11 months ago
[quote comment=”109995″]You do realize there have been tax credits for years on alternative energy technologies and it encouraged very little demand, right? Energy prices encouraged the spike in demand, not tax credits. What did you want them to do more than they already are doing, have the government pass out hybrid cars for free? That tax credit that goes back several years wasn’t enough? Do you honestly not know that some of these tax credits go back to when gas was at like $1.50 and those tax credits still exist? The government did its part, consumers didn’t do theirs. There was no economic reason for consumers to change their behavior in a low energy price environment and no amount of prodding by the government was going to change that basic economic reality. Not complicated, though how you can’t seem to grasp that is beyond me.[/quote] why do Europeans drive smaller cars than us? oh….is it because the government taxes gasoline at a higher rate than we do, thus manipulating consumer activity? i know there are downsides to that as well, but you’re wrong in saying that i don’t grasp the realities. you disagree with what i think the government should have done….yes, i do think they should have done more. you are certainly right that consumers didn’t do their part. but i disagree that the government did enough. that’s all. and right now, power companies are giving these new smart meters because they want people to use less power, they’re… Read more »
bradykp
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bradykp
7 years 11 months ago
[quote comment=”109988″][quote comment=”109974″]You know what your problem is? You are too whimsically idealistic w/ almost no understanding of how the real world works. Companies make what people want to buy. They didn’t want many green products a few years ago so they never invested in green technologies. Now EVERYONE wants to go green and companies are racing to catch up. The government can sit on its hands and do nothing and those products will still sell like hotcakes in a high energy prices environment. And if energy prices are low, the government can pass all the laws and tax credits it wants and those products will sit in warehouses collecting dust. You can’t legislate demand or supply. And you certainly can’t legislate consumer behavior. I just don’t get why you blame Industry & Republicans for a problem created by consumer behavior. I would think my example a month or so ago on how Detroit made their vehicles more fuel efficient & consumers negated that fuel savings by trading in their cars for massive trucks/SUVs would have taught you that lesson by now.[/quote] The only thing I would like to point out is that it is in fact the price that will change people’s behavior. You can get that in 2 ways, taxation and manipulation of supply. As we saw with oil prices, between OPEC and speculators, there really wasn’t as big a crisis in supply as we were led to believe. I don’t see much of a difference between people… Read more »
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