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« on: November 08, 2008, 06:34:34 pm »

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« Reply #1 on: November 09, 2008, 08:56:23 am »

lol funny!
But the news never shuts up about it.... 20 minute special blah blah blah..... there seems to be plenty of nothing to talk about! Even in down under
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« Reply #2 on: November 09, 2008, 09:07:32 am »

McCain voters spotted in this thread?
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« Reply #3 on: November 09, 2008, 09:12:54 am »

Nah

Just annoyed the the constant news coverage. Especially being in Australia, a week or so after the election and after all do I really care what the to be president ate for breakfast that morning. There are other things happening other than elections. (I hope)
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« Reply #4 on: November 09, 2008, 09:17:39 am »

Weird how that varies. in Finland there's been some discussion on the challenges the new president faces and the obligatory pictures of happy americans, but otherwise not much.
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« Reply #5 on: November 09, 2008, 09:22:50 am »

Ok ok I exaggerate lol

But still they talk about the happy Americans and stuff in the news for ages and ages. But only have a small report on the fighting in the congo. Drives me nuts!
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« Reply #6 on: November 09, 2008, 11:19:50 am »

If you think Australia has got the Obamarama bad then you should visit the US itself.
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« Reply #7 on: November 09, 2008, 11:45:04 am »

Yeah, I bet it is 20 times worse there.
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« Reply #8 on: November 09, 2008, 12:00:00 pm »

If you think Australia has got the Obamarama bad then you should visit the US itself.

Heh, I'd actually like to. It must feel good to be around when history is being made, and I bet some of the parties are just amazing.
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« Reply #9 on: November 09, 2008, 03:39:07 pm »

I live in  Nevada, which was possibly to be the deciding electoral  for  the election (which is was not)  During the last week or two before election day, I'd come home to an average of three Obama/Biden flyers on my front gate, the windshield of my parked SUV, front of my garage, the entrance door to my garage and the front door to my house. This occured daily! Even my union's international journal last month had a huge article on Obama and Biden with a companion CD ROM. My E-Mail had an average of five  pro obama messages per day for the past month, supposidly from Barrack, Michelle and Joe themselves. All that coupled with the insescant polititical adds hammered into our skulls from local and national televison, needless to say, I'm happy the campaign is over.

To me, Obama/Biden was the only presidential choice at election day and it took me 10 minutes to cast my ballot including drive time to and from the polling station. Many of us are hopeful and excited. I'm also happy with the numbers from the election results. The landslide victory for Barrack means we will not have weeks/months of law suits and recounts from the GOP.
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« Reply #10 on: November 10, 2008, 03:42:16 am »

Quote from: Winston Churchill
You can always count on Americans to do the right thing - after they've tried everything else.

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« Reply #11 on: November 10, 2008, 07:27:46 am »

Alright mabey I shouldn't whine then!
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« Reply #12 on: November 10, 2008, 01:42:04 pm »

I live in  Nevada, which was possibly to be the deciding electoral  for  the election (which is was not)  During the last week or two before election day, I'd come home to an average of three Obama/Biden flyers on my front gate, the windshield of my parked SUV, front of my garage, the entrance door to my garage and the front door to my house. This occured daily! Even my union's international journal last month had a huge article on Obama and Biden with a companion CD ROM. My E-Mail had an average of five  pro obama messages per day for the past month, supposidly from Barrack, Michelle and Joe themselves. All that coupled with the insescant polititical adds hammered into our skulls from local and national televison, needless to say, I'm happy the campaign is over.

This sounds so weird to me. We recently had our council elections, and only one party sent me any post. Pretty much the same for our parliament elections last year.  Sure, there are some peopel in the streets handing out flyers and posters on buses and stuff, but very little seems to be sent home around here. That kind of constant barrage would have driven me nuts.

Still, I guess it payed off for you guys. Or at least it seems that way, but I suppose we won't know in a while eh?
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« Reply #13 on: November 10, 2008, 10:03:44 pm »

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Still, I guess it payed off for you guys. Or at least it seems that way, but I suppose we won't know in a while eh?

Well, hopefully, Barack Obama will keep us in America from tumbling into disaster (you know, like the Romans did when they collapsed). Who knows? Maybe McCain would have driven us into Anarchy! (Feudalism all over again...)

You know, on that note, doesn't America seem so be REALLY similar to ancient Rome? Like look at the similarities:

1. It's good to be American, it was good to be Roman
2. Inflation, just like the Romans
3. Huge military vs huge military
4. Both are/were military-based
5. America is hated by most of the world, just like Rome was
6. America has corrupt leaders, so did Rome

ONE MAJOR DIFFERENCE: Rome didn't start facing this sort of trouble for several hundred years, but America has only been around for 230 years and is already facing this trouble!

ANOTHER MAJOR DIFFERENCE: Rome didn't kill the environment like we do

AND ANOTHER: Rome wasn't as wasteful as we are!!!

It's kind of sad, isn't it?
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« Reply #14 on: November 10, 2008, 10:28:09 pm »

You know, on that note, doesn't America seem so be REALLY similar to ancient Rome? Like look at the similarities:

1. It's good to be American, it was good to be Roman
Not true. A lot of crap goes down here, and we have to pay for our bread and circuses.
4. Both are/were military-based
Not true. Rome's income came from military conquest. The US loses money in wars.
2. Inflation, just like the Romans
6. America has corrupt leaders, so did Rome
...and just about every other country
3. Huge military vs huge military
5. America is hated by most of the world, just like Rome was
So they're both military powers. That's a really big similarity that offsets all the huge differences. Roll Eyes
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