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DynamiteRave 09-03-2012 07:41 PM

Democratic National Convention 2012
 
Starts tomorrow. This I will watch. I might even be a little giddy.

firstdown 09-04-2012 10:04 AM

Re: Democratic National Convention 2012
 
Yawn.

hooskins 09-04-2012 10:32 AM

Yeah I'm sure there will be more substance than the ridiculous lies of the RNC. Also nothing can follow Eastwood's rambling nonsense, so I guess "yawn" may be correct.

firstdown 09-04-2012 11:19 AM

Re: Democratic National Convention 2012
 
Yes we will hear plenty of lies in the next day or so. Starving kids, taking away old peoples medicare, etc.... one after another. He can't run on his record so he has to run on lies.

I guess Mr Truth Obama will talk about how gas prices have doubled while he has been in office. Not sure why the rep. are not pushing that fact.

DynamiteRave 09-04-2012 01:12 PM

Re: Democratic National Convention 2012
 
[quote=firstdown;936681]Yes we will hear plenty of lies in the next day or so. Starving kids, taking away old peoples medicare, etc.... one after another. He can't run on his record so he has to run on lies.

I guess Mr Truth Obama will talk about how gas prices have doubled while he has been in office. Not sure why the rep. are not pushing that fact.[/quote]

Speaking of lies, I'm interested in why Obama didn't do anything about that Janesville plant closing in 2008.

Dude dropped the ball big time. BIG TIME.

firstdown 09-04-2012 01:28 PM

Re: Democratic National Convention 2012
 
Obama is speaking today down the street at Norfolk State. I found it strange that even today they were advertising tickets for the event. I laughed when they also listed that the tickets were free. Seems Obama is having trouble filling speaking places.


Democrats are poised to avoid the danger of President Barack Obama accepting his party’s nomination before a partially-empty stadium by shifting his speech to an indoor arena and citing ‘severe weather’.
The Obama campaign have been working desperately to ensure that the 74,000-seater Bank of America stadium in Charlotte would be filled.

Buses for students from across North Carolina and even members of black churches in neighboring South Carolina have been arranged.


Read more: [URL="http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2198206/Democrats-set-Obamas-big-speech-74-000-seater-outdoor-stadium-20-000-seater-indoor-arena.html#ixzz25WTpI6JK"]Democrats set to move Obama's big speech from 74,000-seater outdoor stadium to 20,000-seater indoor arena | Mail Online[/URL]

Thursdays weather forcast:

[B]Night [/B]

[IMG]http://s.imwx.com/v.20120328.084208/img/wxicon/120/29.png[/IMG] 69°Low
Partly Cloudy

Chance of rain:10%
Wind:SW at 2 mph Humidity:94%UV Index:0 - LowSunset:7:43 pm Moonrise:11:07 pm Moonphase:Waning Gibbous[LIST][*]Collapse Details[/LIST]

Giantone 09-04-2012 01:35 PM

Re: Democratic National Convention 2012
 
[quote=firstdown;936681]

I guess Mr Truth Obama will talk about how gas prices have doubled while he has been in office. Not sure why the rep. are not pushing that fact.[/quote]

Lets talk about this one right here!!!


[url=http://www.cnn.com/2012/04/03/opinion/verrastro-west-gas-prices/index.html]Stop finger-pointing on gas prices - CNN.com[/url]


Now read.....


"Critics of the administration are quick to note that when Barack Obama took office, gasoline prices were $1.95 a gallon. But they neglect to note the U.S. economy was in a virtual depression. For purposes of comparison, when President George W. Bush took office in 2001, gasoline sold for an average of $1.55 a gallon. In the summer of 2008, his last year in office, prices exceeded $4.25. In reality, presidents have little to do with near-term fluctuations in gas prices."

firstdown 09-04-2012 01:43 PM

Re: Democratic National Convention 2012
 
[quote=Giantone;936719]Lets talk about this one right here!!!


[URL="http://www.cnn.com/2012/04/03/opinion/verrastro-west-gas-prices/index.html"]Stop finger-pointing on gas prices - CNN.com[/URL]


Now read.....


"Critics of the administration are quick to note that when Barack Obama took office, gasoline prices were $1.95 a gallon. But they neglect to note the U.S. economy was in a virtual depression. For purposes of comparison, when President George W. Bush took office in 2001, gasoline sold for an average of $1.55 a gallon. In the summer of 2008, his last year in office, prices exceeded $4.25. In reality, presidents have little to do with near-term fluctuations in gas prices."[/quote]

Great job CNN. If gas was $1.95 because of the depression how did they then get to $4.25?

firstdown 09-04-2012 01:49 PM

Re: Democratic National Convention 2012
 
[quote=Giantone;936719]Lets talk about this one right here!!!


[URL="http://www.cnn.com/2012/04/03/opinion/verrastro-west-gas-prices/index.html"]Stop finger-pointing on gas prices - CNN.com[/URL]


Now read.....


"Critics of the administration are quick to note that when Barack Obama took office, gasoline prices were $1.95 a gallon. But they neglect to note the U.S. economy was in a virtual depression. For purposes of comparison, when President George W. Bush took office in 2001, gasoline sold for an average of $1.55 a gallon. In the summer of 2008, his last year in office, prices exceeded $4.25. In reality, presidents have little to do with near-term fluctuations in gas prices."[/quote]


This article from CNN is blamming Bush and congress for not doing anything back in 2008.

[URL="http://articles.cnn.com/2008-06-09/politics/bush.congress_1_alternative-fuels-gasoline-prices-gas-prices?_s=PM:POLITICS"]President, Congress offer no immediate help on gas prices - CNN[/URL]

She also said it their fault:

[url=http://thestarlette.net/2008/07/18/nancy-pelosi-blames-bush-and-cheney-for-gas-prices/]Nancy Pelosi Blames Bush and Cheney for Gas Prices |[/url]

12thMan 09-04-2012 02:07 PM

Re: Democratic National Convention 2012
 
[quote=firstdown;936715]Obama is speaking today down the street at Norfolk State. I found it strange that even today they were advertising tickets for the event. I laughed when they also listed that the tickets were free. Seems Obama is having trouble filling speaking places.


Democrats are poised to avoid the danger of President Barack Obama accepting his party’s nomination before a partially-empty stadium by shifting his speech to an indoor arena and citing ‘severe weather’.
The Obama campaign have been working desperately to ensure that the 74,000-seater Bank of America stadium in Charlotte would be filled.

Buses for students from across North Carolina and even members of black churches in neighboring South Carolina have been arranged.


Read more: [URL="http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2198206/Democrats-set-Obamas-big-speech-74-000-seater-outdoor-stadium-20-000-seater-indoor-arena.html#ixzz25WTpI6JK"]Democrats set to move Obama's big speech from 74,000-seater outdoor stadium to 20,000-seater indoor arena | Mail Online[/URL]

Thursdays weather forcast:

[B]Night [/B]

[IMG]http://s.imwx.com/v.20120328.084208/img/wxicon/120/29.png[/IMG] 69°Low
Partly Cloudy

Chance of rain:10%
Wind:SW at 2 mph Humidity:94%UV Index:0 - LowSunset:7:43 pm Moonrise:11:07 pm Moonphase:Waning Gibbous[LIST][*]Collapse Details[/LIST][/quote]

13, 000 in Colorado a few days ago; same day Mitt Romney had 3,00. Dems will pack BofA Stadium Thursday night.

12thMan 09-04-2012 02:08 PM

Re: Democratic National Convention 2012
 
I bet President Obama and First Lady mentions our troops unlike some people:)

firstdown 09-04-2012 03:11 PM

Re: Democratic National Convention 2012
 
[quote=12thMan;936728]13, 000 in Colorado a few days ago; same day Mitt Romney had 3,00. Dems will pack BofA Stadium Thursday night.[/quote]

Its Colorado about the most liberal state. That's like the Redskins selling out a home playoff game.

12thMan 09-04-2012 03:17 PM

Re: Democratic National Convention 2012
 
[quote=firstdown;936740]Its Colorado about the most liberal state. That's like the Redskins selling out a home playoff game.[/quote]

Dems have only won Colorado twice in 40 years; Bill Clinton in 1992 and Obama in 2008. Hardly liberal, my friend.

firstdown 09-04-2012 03:46 PM

Re: Democratic National Convention 2012
 
[quote=12thMan;936729]I bet President Obama and First Lady mentions our troops unlike some people:)[/quote]

Not sure how they let that one get by.

Giantone 09-04-2012 05:53 PM

Re: Democratic National Convention 2012
 
[quote=firstdown;936721]This article from CNN is blamming Bush and congress for not doing anything back in 2008.

[URL="http://articles.cnn.com/2008-06-09/politics/bush.congress_1_alternative-fuels-gasoline-prices-gas-prices?_s=PM:POLITICS"]President, Congress offer no immediate help on gas prices - CNN[/URL]

She also said it their fault:

[URL="http://thestarlette.net/2008/07/18/nancy-pelosi-blames-bush-and-cheney-for-gas-prices/"]Nancy Pelosi Blames Bush and Cheney for Gas Prices |[/URL][/quote]


I see you didn't ready my link becuase if you had then you have seen this....


"

Earlier this year, closures of refineries announced in the United States and elsewhere began pushing up gasoline prices well in advance of the coming "driving season." More recent increases are more closely tied to the delicate balance between increased demand growth and concerns related to supply disruptions, including but not limited to concern over Iran.

The single largest component in the price of gasoline is the cost of crude oil. Federal, state and local taxes as well as refining costs, transportation, retail advertising and the cost of the service station lease also figure in. All things being equal, for gas to cost $2.50 a gallon, the crude oil price would have to be in the $50-a-barrel range (less than half of the current price). And to achieve this anytime soon would likely require a global economic collapse.
With oil at $50-a-barrel it would not be economically viable for oil companies to bear the cost of extracting oil locked up in hard-to-reach places such as the deep ocean or oil sands, where much of the new production is found. Such a price reduction would, in any event, be short-lived, as demand would grow with lower prices while supply languished. For the longer term, the president's goal of doubling fuel economy standards and increasing fuel choices makes eminent good sense: It would make $4 gasoline feel like $2 gas to consumers. Also a very good thing."

.....and that NO President can be held responsible for the rising cost of gas.


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