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Anchorage Daily News endorses Obama

by Josh K / October 26, 2008 9:52 AM PDT
Alaska's largest newspaper endorses Barack Obama

ANCHORAGE, Alaska ? The Anchorage Daily News, Alaska's largest newspaper, has endorsed Sen. Barack Obama for president.

The newspaper said Sunday the Democrat "brings far more promise to the office. In a time of grave economic crisis, he displays thoughtful analysis, enlists wise counsel and operates with a cool, steady hand."

The Daily News said since the economic crisis has emerged, Republican presidential candidate John McCain has "stumbled and fumbled badly" in dealing with it.

"Of the two candidates, Sen. Obama better understands the mortgage meltdown's root causes and has the judgment and intelligence to shape a solution, as well as the leadership to rally the country behind it," the paper said.

The Daily News said Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin has shown the country why she is a success as governor. But the paper said few would argue that Palin is truly ready to step into the job of being president despite her passion, charisma and strong work ethic.

"Gov. Palin's nomination clearly alters the landscape for Alaskans as we survey this race for the presidency ? but it does not overwhelm all other judgment. The election, after all is said and done, is not about Sarah Palin, and our sober view is that her running mate, Sen. John McCain, is the wrong choice for president at this critical time for our nation," the paper said.

"Like picking Sen. McCain for president, putting her one 72-year-old heartbeat from the leadership of the free world is just too risky at this time," the paper concluded.

Rumors of people shouting "Women and children first!" at McCain campaign headquarters are unconfirmed. Devil
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So what?
by EdHannigan / October 26, 2008 11:12 AM PDT

I am sure I could finds several papers from Illinois and Delaware that endorse McCain/Palin.

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Yeah, big deal
by Josh K / October 26, 2008 1:19 PM PDT
In reply to: So what?

So the biggest paper in Palin's home state just endorsed Obama. So what indeed!

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There are liberals everywhere....
by EdHannigan / October 26, 2008 7:49 PM PDT
In reply to: Yeah, big deal

Can't do anything about it. Newspapers have made silly mistakes before.

You are cherry-picking again. What is Palin's popularity rating in Alaska?

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Yep, we are like roaches -
by Richard Jones Forum moderator / October 26, 2008 11:57 PM PDT

just keep on coming back, immune to the new pesticides. Happy

I'm sure if you had your way we'd all be outlawed.


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A very apt description...
by EdHannigan / October 27, 2008 12:04 AM PDT

disease carrying vermin who degrade the value of all they touch. Rare to see one of you admit it.

Be nice if you at least stayed in your own nest.

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We do
by Josh K / October 27, 2008 12:11 AM PDT

It's called the United States of America. Two major parties. Freedom of expression and the right to vote. Deal with it.

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Does he live in the USA?
by EdHannigan / October 27, 2008 12:32 AM PDT
In reply to: We do

Don't think so. I'm pretty sure he has said he was in the UK.

At any rate, I don't need your offensive insults. I know what the American system is and believe in it. I don't think it should be subverted the way the Democrats are doing.

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I live in Houston, Texas
by Richard Jones Forum moderator / October 27, 2008 12:36 AM PDT

I once lived in London, as a child.

Offensive insults? That's rich, from you!


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Houston? Texas? That den of commies?
by Josh K / October 27, 2008 12:45 AM PDT

Why do you think they call it a Red state anyway? Devil

(I live just outside Dallas)

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I was talking about Rick Jones...
by EdHannigan / October 27, 2008 12:50 AM PDT

as you well know.

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That's right
by Richard Jones Forum moderator / October 27, 2008 12:52 AM PDT

Hi Josh,

It's tough being a liberal in this bosom of conservatism, ain't it? Wink


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Not when all the Mods are liberals...
by EdHannigan / October 27, 2008 12:55 AM PDT
In reply to: That's right

and regularly censor or put down those who disagree with them.

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He was talking about Texas
by Josh K / October 27, 2008 1:19 AM PDT

And you're imagining things, Ed. "All" the mods here are not "liberals." You just have a problem with anyone who does not see things exactly the same way you do.

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There may be one or two who are not.
by EdHannigan / October 27, 2008 1:23 AM PDT

Can't think of one right now. It IS as I said and it is known to most of us.

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C'mon guys! Why do you think he posts here?
by Angeline Booher / October 27, 2008 2:56 AM PDT
In reply to: That's right

Because he LOVES the catches he gets when he throws out the bait!

Speakeasy Moderator

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Okay. Thought you claimed Britain.
by EdHannigan / October 27, 2008 12:54 AM PDT

Offensive insults. Perhaps you don't remember your obscene and false tirade from about a year ago. But I do and many others do.

Josh insulted me in the post I was referring to. Let's not try to obscure it.

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obscene and false?
by Richard Jones Forum moderator / October 27, 2008 1:08 AM PDT

Hi Ed,

As I recall, I used an "adult" word to describe some here. A word not used in polite company - although I did use an acronym for it - and it was used to show the measure of my displeasure. As for it being false, that's *your* opinion. I call 'em as I see 'em.


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by EdHannigan / October 27, 2008 1:21 AM PDT
In reply to: obscene and false?

When you lie, that is called FALSE. And it was.

Don't try to soft pedal your disgraceful behavior. It won't fly.

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believe what you want to
by Richard Jones Forum moderator / October 27, 2008 1:56 AM PDT
In reply to: Wrong

In my experience there's usually more than one "take".

Expressing an opinion is now lying? Ok, now I know the rules....


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Ironic that you should mention the right to vote...
by EdHannigan / October 27, 2008 1:02 AM PDT
In reply to: We do

in view of the ACORN fraud and the fact that military ballots are regularly discarded for minor technicalities.

One example (and not the only one): http://www.humanevents.com/article.php?id=29203

There's a bill in Congress to make it easier for overseas military personnel to vote and have it count. Guess who is blocking it? Pelosi. I wonder if the fact that military people overwhelmingly vote Republican have anything to do with that? Hmmm?

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I voted once, and using my real name
by Josh K / October 27, 2008 1:20 AM PDT

I imagine you did/will too. I think your tin foil hat is on a bit tight today, Ed.

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Ignoring well documented reality?
by EdHannigan / October 27, 2008 1:28 AM PDT

Ridiculous. You MUST know what is going on with ACORN. It's in the news every day, though the mainstream doesn't give it much coverage.

Doesn't it bother you that soldiers who are fighting and dying for the US are having their votes tossed? And you just laugh it off!


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get out the
by oldie and goody / October 27, 2008 2:23 AM PDT

RAID! Happy

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papers from Illinois endorse McCain/Palin.
by JP Bill / October 26, 2008 1:36 PM PDT
In reply to: So what?

Isn't that in Democrat territory according to Kiddpeat, media control, Chicago, Daley, corruption, fraud, there's nothing right in that state, .

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LOL, Liberal Media Seem Intent on Self Suicide.
by James Denison / October 26, 2008 11:34 AM PDT

In 10 years there will be no more liberal news media.

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I'll bookmark your post
by Josh K / October 26, 2008 1:20 PM PDT

And we'll see in ten years. Meanwhile, I see the ramp-up to blaming McCain's loss on the media is in full swing.

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by EdHannigan / October 26, 2008 7:52 PM PDT

It is undeniable even to the most purblind that the media has been shamelessly pushing the Obama campaign and going out of their way to print negative stories about McCain/Palin. This is way way beyond dispute.

It's not over yet. Save your crowing.

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Which brings to mind.........
by Tony Holmes / October 26, 2008 8:18 PM PDT
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finally.... a headline that is truthful
by WOODS-HICK / October 27, 2008 1:09 AM PDT

The ADN did endorse Obama.

The content of that endorsement is their Opinion.

I do not seek the advice of the ADN myself. Their endorsement is filled with the Obama campaign 'talking-points' exactly as was Powell's.

You can lead a horse to water(Obama) but you can't make them think.

I wonder who the 'Daily Lemming' will endorse?

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