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If Biden And Obama Aren't Qualified

 
 
Finn dAbuzz
 
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Reply Sat 6 Sep, 2008 12:40 am
@NickFun,
Quote:
But I would have Obama over McCain ANY day.


Because?
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PJV
 
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Reply Mon 8 Sep, 2008 06:57 pm
@Bi-Polar Bear,
McCain has commanded troops. He had a long military career as well as political. Obama can't even defend his position when talking to Bill O'Reilly. Just observing how BO calls small town people rubes should tell you he doesn't have much sense.
cicerone imposter
 
  1  
Reply Mon 8 Sep, 2008 07:01 pm
@PJV,
In other words, you want more of the same. You might get your wish. Hope you or your family isn't one of those losing their jobs or homes.
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Finn dAbuzz
 
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Reply Tue 9 Sep, 2008 08:23 pm
@Bi-Polar Bear,
Quote:
because they are merely senators and have no executive experience.... What does that say about SENATOR McCain?


Amazing that you would offer this up as a serious argument against McCain (And you did, so don't try and weedle out of it)

Let's examine the fundmanetals of the argument you think you are advancing.

Obama and Biden are Senators and therefore have no Executive experience.

McCain is a Senator that therefore has no Executive experience.

Palin was a mayor and is a governor and there has had Executive experience.

0+0 = 0

0+1 = 1

1 > 0, therefore it is only logical that one votes Republican in November.
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Finn dAbuzz
 
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Reply Tue 9 Sep, 2008 08:26 pm
@Rockhead,
I'm not particulary offended, but how many of the left would feel the same if Hillary was the Dem candidate and I cracked wise about her being The Great Widender? or the "Flat Busted Democratic Candidate?"

Good for the goose...
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nimh
 
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Reply Wed 10 Sep, 2008 11:39 am
@Debra Law,
eoe wrote:
As governor of Alaska, Palin actually slashed funding for schools for special needs kids by 62%. Budgets: FY 2007 (pre-Palin), 2008, 2009.

Debra Law wrote:
Sarah Palin, as governor of Alaska, slashed public funding for children with special needs

Debra Law wrote:
The state funding for Special Education Service Agency (SESA) and the Alaska School for the Deaf in the proposed budget, which was paltry to begin with, saw Sarah Palin cutting it from $7,949.30 down to $3,156.00.


This is apparently false information.

Newsweek fact-checked it and concluded:


Quote:
No Cut for "Special Needs" Kids

It's not true, as widely reported in mass e-mails, Web postings and at least one mainstream news source, that Palin slashed the special education budget in Alaska by 62 percent. [..] in fact, she increased special needs funding so dramatically that a representative of local school boards described the jump as "historic." [..]

Palin signed legislation in March 2008 that would increase public school funding considerably, including special needs funding. It would increase spending on what Alaska calls "intensive needs" students (students with high-cost special requirements) from $26,900 per student in 2008 to $73,840 per student in 2011. That almost triples the per-student spending in three fiscal years. Palin's original proposal, according to the Anchorage Daily News, would have increased funds slightly more, giving intensive needs students a $77,740 allotment by 2011. [..]

Those who claim that Palin cut special needs funding by 62 percent are looking in the wrong place and misinterpreting what they find there. They point to an apparent drop in the Department of Education and Early Development budget for special schools. But the special schools budget, despite the similar name, isn't the special needs budget. "I don't even consider the special schools component [part of] our special needs funding," Jeans told FactCheck.org. "The special needs funding is provided through our public school funding formula. The special schools is simply a budget component where we have funding set aside for special projects," such as the Alaska School for the Deaf and the Alaska Military Youth Academy. A different budget component, the Foundation Program, governs special needs programs in the public school system.

And in any case, the decrease in funding for special schools is illusory. Palin moved the Alaska Military Youth Academy's ChalleNGe program, a residential military school program that teaches job and life skills to students under 20, out of the budget line for "special schools" and into its own line. This resulted in an apparent drop of more than $5 million in the special schools budget with no actual decrease in funding for the programs.
McGentrix
 
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Reply Wed 10 Sep, 2008 11:56 am
@nimh,
Do you think it will matter to Debra Law?

I don't.
H2O MAN
 
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Reply Wed 10 Sep, 2008 12:16 pm
@McGentrix,
Good question.
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nimh
 
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Reply Thu 11 Sep, 2008 04:53 am
@McGentrix,
Yeah, at least an acknowledgement of the fact-check of her point here would have been nice..
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