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    Obama declined an invitation from BAM Racing to be one of the sponsors on their NASCAR race car.

    Nascar Nation does not strike me as his target audience. Good move Barack.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Leo Lakio View Post
    Hmph. He ain't made me laugh yet; way past time to get him off the stage.
    The President will put on his top hat, duck-tail suit, and cane to sing & dance to:
    Overture! Curtain Lights
    This is It, The Night of Nights
    No More Rehearsing or Nursing a Part
    We Know Every Part by Heart
    Overture! Curtain Lights
    This is It, We'll Hit the Heights
    And Oh What Heights We'll Hit
    On With the Show This is It

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    I think the many of the lyrics of "Comedy Tonight" (from "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum") would fit well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by timkona View Post
    First of all, in all the polls I have been reading, BO has never had a 15 point lead. I think the 15 point lead in June was pure liberal media, make-believe, wishful thinking, horse manure, wanna-be-ism.
    Since media/the public/spinmeisters can read anything they like into poll results, perhaps the results of this question gave some hope to Democrats:
    Regardless of who you are planning to vote for, who do you think will win the election in November--John McCain or Barack Obama?
    John McCain.....................................30%
    Barack Obama ..................................54%
    That result came from a poll conducted by NBC News in conjunction with that bastion of the "liberal media," The Wall Street Journal, on June 6-9, 2008.

    I read that there was another June '08 poll, from the same media, that specifically showed Sen. Obama with an 18-point lead over Sen. McCain, but I have yet to find it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by timkona View Post
    Nascar Nation does not strike me as his target audience. Good move Barack.
    Good move to ignore NASCAR Racing?

    Should he be sponsored by a basketball team like the Harlem Globetrotters?

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    Nascar has about 75 million fans. Give or take. Racing, in general, is the number one sport in America, way ahead of the NFL in a distant 2nd. McCain has already had lots of contact with this group.

    So with that many voters, how best for Obama to get to them? Or should he play his limited time in other venues?

    And why don't Obama go on Bill O'Reilly? Clinton avoided O'Reilly until she desperately needed to do something to try to win. Her poll numbers jumped instantly after her appearance on The Factor. But it was too little, too late.
    Last edited by timkona; July 17th, 2008 at 05:56 PM. Reason: Obama needs to appear on O'Reilly
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    Quote Originally Posted by timkona View Post
    Nascar has about 75 million fans. Give or take. Racing, in general, is the number one sport in America, way ahead of the NFL in a distant 2nd. McCain has already had lots of contact with this group.
    Auto racing is really hurting by the higher gas prices. Consumers don't want to be reminded by a sport that uses gas. Corporate sponsors of racing cars are pulling out their advertising dollar from these races to cover their losses caused by higher gas prices.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Walkoff Balk View Post
    Auto racing is really hurting by the higher gas prices. Consumers don't want to be reminded by a sport that uses gas. Corporate sponsors of racing cars are pulling out their advertising dollar from these races to cover their losses caused by higher gas prices.
    AFAIK, NASCAR and Indy Racing Series have been using Ethanol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Random View Post
    AFAIK, NASCAR and Indy Racing Series have been using Ethanol.
    That sounds right. I don't watch auto racing. The racing cars run on ethanol, but those sponsors on the cars and all over the driver's jumpsuit are oil dependent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Walkoff Balk View Post
    That sounds right. I don't watch auto racing. The racing cars run on ethanol, but those sponsors on the cars and all over the driver's jumpsuit are oil dependent.
    Gatorade, 7-Eleven, and Best Buys are oil-dependent?

    Let's face it, we still going to need oil to reduce friction, except for bedtime play.

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    Quote Originally Posted by timkona View Post
    And why don't Obama go on Bill O'Reilly?
    Because he'd rather talk with professional news people?

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    Current NASCAR - left turn, left turn, left turn, left turn... boring.
    They need to get back to road tracks like Laguna Seca and Riverside, and burn alcohol!

    BTW, did anybody listen to the second hour of www.coasttocoastam.com last night?
    Discussing the history of how we got screwed into this gas BS. Whata total scam!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ron Whitfield View Post
    Current NASCAR - left turn, left turn, left turn, left turn... boring.
    Careful --- someone around these parts is bound to describe current liberal thinking by the same terminology...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Walkoff Balk View Post
    The President will put on his top hat, duck-tail suit, and cane to sing & dance to:
    Overture! Curtain Lights
    This is It, The Night of Nights
    No More Rehearsing or Nursing a Part
    We Know Every Part by Heart
    Overture! Curtain Lights
    This is It, We'll Hit the Heights
    And Oh What Heights We'll Hit
    On With the Show This is It
    It's apparent that I'm not the only one who enjoyed the "BUGS BUNNY/ROADRUNNER" cartoon show.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leo Lakio View Post
    Careful --- someone around these parts is bound to describe current liberal thinking by the same terminology...
    Too true.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ron Whitfield View Post
    Current NASCAR - left turn, left turn, left turn, left turn... boring.
    They need to get back to road tracks like Laguna Seca and Riverside, and burn alcohol!
    Or go to drifting contests.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Random View Post

    Let's face it, we still going to need oil to reduce friction, except for bedtime play.
    Now, we have to worry about a rubber shortage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Walkoff Balk View Post
    Now, we have to worry about a rubber shortage.
    If we're talking about tires, yes.

    If we're talking about something else, isn't that why the Republican advocate abstinence? Unless we can temporarily have our tubes tied until we are ready to start a family.

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    "Obama Practices Looking-Off-Into-Future Pose"

    Doesn't matter who you wanna vote for, cuz this is just plain funny!

    ~ "The biggest obstacle Obama has had to overcome in recent weeks is his proclivity to squint while looking toward the future, which aides say alienates voters." ~

    Special thanks to The Onion, for a little rainy-friday fun
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    Well, Barack Obama is wrapping up a whirlwind tour through the Middle East and Europe. In the process, he attracted three U.S. network anchors to host their Evening News on location, and became the first ’08 presidential candidate to meet with the Palestinians. What was the highlight of the trip? For me, it was Obama’s speech at the Victory Column in Berlin, Germany. 200,000 people showed up to witness it! You can’t help but draw comparisons to John F. Kennedy’s now infamous “Ich Bin Ein Berliner” speech nearly a half century ago. It reminds us that Obama’s rhetorical skill and message of reconciliation represent what voters have placed a value on this Election season.

    We can’t be so fixated on our desire to preserve the rights of ordinary Americans.

    — U.S. President Bill Clinton
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    11 March 1993

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    Quote Originally Posted by TuNnL View Post
    Well, Barack Obama is wrapping up a whirlwind tour through the Middle East and Europe. In the process, he attracted three U.S. network anchors to host their Evening News on location, and became the first ’08 presidential candidate to meet with the Palestinians. What was the highlight of the trip? For me, it was Obama’s speech at the Victory Column in Berlin, Germany. 200,000 people showed up to witness it! You can’t help but draw comparisons to John F. Kennedy’s now infamous “Ich Bin Ein Berliner” speech nearly a half century ago. It reminds us that Obama’s rhetorical skill and message of reconciliation represent what voters have placed a value on this Election season.
    That they should vote what the Germans want? How about we vote what the Iranians want, eh?

    Just remember a Republican President demanded a certain wall to be torn down, and eventually the Russian President complied, uniting two separate countries into one whole nation.

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    Just remember a Republican President demanded a certain wall to be torn down, and eventually the Russian President complied, uniting two separate countries into one whole nation.
    Walls can be figurative, as well as literal. A Republican president (Reagan) may have called on Mikhail Gorbachev to tear down the Berlin Wall. But another Republican president (Bush 43) has, by his own arrogance and cowboy mentality, built up symbolic walls between the US and our NATO partners.

    If someone took the actual time to listen to what Obama said to the Germans (instead of posturing and taking pot-shots at the man), you will find that he was trying to generate support for our NATO allies (and yes, Germany is one of them) to join the US in a cooperative effort to combat terrorism in Afghanistan and not make the mistake as Bush did in making unilateral decisions as he did in Iraq.
    This post may contain an opinion that may conflict with your opinion. Do not take it personal. Polite discussion of difference of opinion is welcome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Random View Post
    That they should vote what the Germans want? How about we vote what the Iranians want, eh?
    Random, you completely missed the point. Like Frankie’s Market surmised, my point refers to the content of Obama’s speech. Your response indicates you didn’t watch it, and thus have no clue what I was talking about.

    We can’t be so fixated on our desire to preserve the rights of ordinary Americans.

    — U.S. President Bill Clinton
    USA TODAY, page 2A
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    warning--completely frivolous post:


    Quote Originally Posted by Random View Post
    Let's face it, we still going to need oil to reduce friction, except for bedtime play.
    Quote Originally Posted by Walkoff Balk View Post
    Now, we have to worry about a rubber shortage.
    tut tut tut, boys. did y'all not know that oil and rubber do not mix!


    Quote Originally Posted by timkona View Post
    And why don't Obama go on Bill O'Reilly?
    now, wouldn't that be a helluva beast with two backs?

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    The Fed. Gvt. will be posting the hugest, most astronomical budget deficit in history, about $490 billion. And guess what............? Its all Clinton's fault! Don't waste time with their BS truly BS reasons, that is what the mouthpieces of Mr. Bush are saying. It had nothing to do with giving tax cuts to billionaires and starting a war for the fun of it, it was all President Clinton's fault--the guy who balanced the budget and ran surplusses.

    A few years ago Air America ran an interview with Mr. Bush's college econ prof, Professor Tsurumi, its on the net if you want to google it. I recall the professor saying that as a student Bush would never study, never do any work and so he would fail, and that when he did, he would always blame others. Ogden Nash said it best, "The song of canaries never varies".

    Incredible. Absolutely incredible.

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