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ok- here’s the deal

by betmo @ 9:25 PM EDT

hillary clinton did not win the nomination.

get the fuck over it.

for those of us that did not make obama our first choice, there is certainly disappointment that our candidate did not win. the primaries have been over for weeks. let’s move on shall we? this is a majority rule country- like it or not. the election system is broken- like it or not. to say that you will vote for mccain because you don’t like obama- that is the stupidest thing i have ever heard of in this election season. believe me- i have heard quite a few.

if you are a clinton supporter and intend to vote for mccain because you ‘don’t like obama as a person’ because ‘he doesn’t understand’ and blah, blah, blah- please don’t call yourself a feminist because you are the furthest thing from. please don’t call yourself an activist because a vote for mccain is a vote against democracy. like what you have seen for the last 8 years? then by all means- vote mccain out of spite. the bush admin has been working steadily over the last 8 years- in conjunction with the christian right- to take away women’s rights and women’s reproductive rights. so, please, vote mccain. healthcare and education for your children is important to you? mccain intends to keep right on keepin’ on where bushco left off- so by all means cast your vote in that direction.

you so called ‘feminists and activists’ are the reason that women have such a difficult time in a man’s world. there is no looking at the bigger picture and there is no compromise- it’s your way or you throw a big fit and become spiteful. apparently, you don’t realize that there is a third party candidate running for president named cynthia mckinney. a strong african american woman running on the green party ticket.

no, of course you wouldn’t know that- you are too busy planning your revenge- being spiteful- you can’t see the forest through the trees.

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By- Suzie-Q @ 2:00 PM MST

Biden: McCain has to ‘figure out which of the 7 kitchen tables to sit at.’

Think Progress- By Faiz at 4:07 pm

In a speech accepting his role as Barack Obama’s running mate this afternoon in Springfield, IL, Sen. Joseph Biden (D-DE) argued the American Dream has slipped away under eight years of Bush administration policies. He added that while Americans sit at their kitchen tables worrying about bills, McCain has to “figure out which of the 7 kitchen tables to sit at”:

I don’t have to tell you that. You see it in your shrinking wages. … We cannot afford to keep giving tax cuts after tax cuts to big corporations and wealthiest Americans, while middle class families are falling behind. […]

Ladies and gentlemen, your kitchen table is like mine. You sit there every night after you put the kids to bed and you talk, you talk about what you need. You talk about how much you’re worried about being able to pay the bills. Well ladies and gentlemen, that’s not a worry that John McCain has to worry about. It’s a pretty hard experience — he’ll have to figure out which of the seven kitchen tables to sit at.

Watch it:

Biden also referenced this quote from McCain in 2005: “On the transcendent issues, the most important issues of our day, I’ve been totally in agreement and support of President Bush.” “You can’t change American when you supported Bush’s policies 95 percent of the time,” Biden said.

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Evening Jukebox… The Rising

By- Suzie-Q @ 1:55 PM MST

Bruce Springsteen- The Rising (Grammy Awards)

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LIVE: Senators Obama and Biden in Springfield, Illinois

By- Suzie-Q @ 12:00 PM MST

LIVE: Senators Obama and Biden in Springfield, Illinois

by Amanda Scott Saturday, August 23, 2008 at 11:36 AM

Currently, Barack and his newly announced running mate Joe Biden are in Springfield, Illinois holding a campaign event.

Last February, Barack stood on the same stage that he will stand on today to announce his candidacy for President. Over 15,000 people came out on that cold February day, and thousands are gathered at the Old State Capital to see the new Democratic ticket this afternoon.

Watch the first Obama-Biden event live below…

CLICK HERE

Video from Event:

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Afternoon Jukebox… Beautiful Day

By- Suzie-Q @ 11:55 AM MST

U2 – Beautiful Day

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Another US Bank Collapses!

GEF @ 2:48 PM ET

Columbian Bank and Trust of Kansas Closed by U.S. Regulators

By Alison Vekshin and Ari Levy

Aug. 23 (Bloomberg) — Columbian Bank and Trust Co. of Topeka, Kansas, was closed by U.S. regulators, the nation’s ninth bank to collapse this year amid bad real-estate loans and writedowns stemming from a drop in home prices.

The bank, with $752 million in assets and $622 million in total deposits, was shuttered by the Kansas state bank commissioner’s office and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp., the FDIC said yesterday in a statement.

Citizens Bank and Trust will assume the failed bank’s insured deposits. Columbian Bank’s nine branches will open Aug. 25 as Citizens Bank and Trust offices, the FDIC said. Customers can access their accounts over the weekend by writing checks or using ATM or debit cards.

“There is no need for customers to change their banking relationship to retain their deposit insurance coverage,” the FDIC said.

The pace of bank closings is accelerating as financial firms have reported more than $500 billion in writedowns and credit losses since 2007. The FDIC’s “problem” bank list grew by 18 percent in the first quarter from the fourth, to 90 banks with combined assets of $26.3 billion.

Prior to yesterday, the FDIC had closed 36 banks since October 2000, according to a list at fdic.gov. The U.S. shut 12 banks in 2002, the highest in the period, and 2005 and 2006 had no closures.

U.S. bank regulators closed Florida’s First Priority Bank on Aug. 1; Reno-based First National Bank of Nevada, Newport Beach, California-based First Heritage Bank, and Pasadena-based IndyMac Bancorp Inc. in July; Staples, Minnesota-based First Integrity Bank and ANB Financial in Bentonville, Arkansas, in May; Hume Bank in Hume, Missouri, in March; and Douglass National Bank in Kansas City, Missouri, in January.

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Republican Senators Praise Joe Biden

By- Suzie-Q @ 11:45 AM MST

Republican Senators Praise Senator Biden
By Amanda Scott – Aug 23rd, 2008 at 12:37 pm EDT

This morning, Republican Senators are praising Barack’s choice in picking Senator Biden as the Vice Presidential candidate for the Democratic Party. Here are what some of them are saying…

Nebraska Sen. Chuck Hagel: U.S. Senator Chuck Hagel issued the following statement today following Senator Barack Obama’s selection of Senator Joe Biden as the presumptive Democratic Vice Presidential nominee: “Joe Biden is the right partner for Barack Obama. His many years of distinguished service to America, his seasoned judgment and his vast experience in foreign policy and national security will match up well with the unique challenges of the 21st Century. An Obama-Biden ticket is a very impressive and strong team. Biden’s selection is good news for Obama and America,” Hagel said.

Indiana Sen. Richard Lugar: U.S. Sen. Dick Lugar made the following statement today en route to Tbilisi. “I congratulate Senator Barack Obama on his selection of my friend, Senator Joe Biden, to be his vice-presidential running mate. I have enjoyed for many years the opportunity to work with Joe Biden to bring strong bipartisan support to United States foreign policy…”

Pennsylvania Sen. Arlen Specter: Pennsylvania’s Arlen Specter, a Republican who serves on the Judiciary Committee with Biden and often rides Amtrak with him to Washington, also offered praise. “No one on the Democratic side knows more about foreign policy than Sen. Biden,” Specter said. “He’s been an articulate spokesman on the subject. He also knows about domestic policy. He’s been a leader on crime control.”

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