Tuesday, November 04, 2008
Making history, one story at a time

All day long iReport stories from the polls have streamed in from around the country, helping to shed light on all the places and ways people are voting and document democracy in action. So many of the experiences you’ve shared are playing a big role in the way CNN is covering this historic election, both online and on TV. There's still a long way to go. We can’t wait to see how you're watching election results come in tonight and hear your take on the winner once we know who it is. Keep those iReports coming!

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November 4, 2008

What good is a flat tax, if that tax is putting the unfornate into debt? Its just like when you buy anything with a high price value; it comes with a higher tax. Diddy, Donald Trump, Oprah should have to pay more money (a higher percentage) than a person that has to live paycheck to paycheck. Does anyone remember FASFA? Why can't some people get student aid? (Income?) Its a shame that the fortunate are selfish penny huggers. If they dont want to pay higher taxes and help the economy (which in return will benefit everyone with pricing because the economy doesnt have to make up funds by raising cost) then they should contribute to charities, people in need, medical studies ,etc. THINK PEOPLE. DONT VOTE BECAUSE YOUR FAMILY HAS ALWAYS VOTED A CERTAIN WAY, DONT VOTE BECAUSE THE CANDIDATES RACE DOESNT FIT YOURS, DONT VOTE BECAUSE YOU THINK THE WORLD WONT ACCEPT A BLACK OR FEMALE PRESIDENT. VOTING THIS WAY IS JUST LIKE NOT VOTING. DONT WASTE YOUR TIME OR YOUR VOICE. IGNORANCE IS IGNORANCE.

 

 

Jordan Diggs

St. Louis, MO

November 4, 2008
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I am sick of CNN being so biased, what happened to fairness in reporting. I am also tired of hearing Obama could be the first black President, excuse me, he is half white, his dear Grandmother who just passed away was WHITE as was his Mother, so he is only black by color of his skin.

November 4, 2008
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I have been voting since 1984.  I can say that this was the first time I was undecided right down to the wire.  I had no wait at my polling place.  I went around noon and there was no line whatsoever.  This was surprising, given the Presidentail race along with the bill here in Maryland to allow slot machines.  I took my soon to be 8 year old daughter with to explain the process and why it is imporatant to vote, no matter what your views.  I am glad to hear that voter turnout seems to be high.  It is important for us as citizens to make our voices heard.

November 4, 2008
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z-taximan- I have one for the American People. What is the difference between Republicans and Democrats.Republicans believe that the United States were founded on the fundamental principle that individuals have the certain rights and freedoms which cannot be infringed upon and may be restricted only to the degree necessary to preserve the rights of others. Democrats believe that our Founding Fathers did not really mean what they said when they guaranteed certain constitutional rights such as the right to freedom of religious expression,the right to keep and bear arms,and the right to retain the use of private property,also they believe that the government has the right to use your money as it sees fit to redistribute wealth(Obama),establish new spending programs in times of budget surpluss(not now Obama)and return to you only that portion of your money which is politically expedient.Just google if folks.What is the difference between Republicans and Democrats. I LOVE AMERICA

November 4, 2008
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I guess I was one of the lucky ones today. I voted after work this evening, and I was in and out the door in 4 MINUTES!! I was voter 1286, which is pretty good for this small town of Staunton, VA. There have been waits of up to 2 hours in this area. Now I am anxious to see what happens.

November 4, 2008
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IF WE ARE ALL AMERICANS THEN WE IT SHOULD NOT MATTER AS TO A MAN SKIN COLOR WHITE,BLACK,GREEN,YELLOW OR BLUE. THERE ARE SOME OUT THERE WHO WOULD REATHER DEAL WITH ANOTHER 4 YEARS OF LOOSEING ALL WITCH YOU HAVE WORK SO HARD TO GET REATHER THEN HAVE A CLEAR VIEW, BRIGHTER FUTURE. ARE WE A UNITED PEOPLE AND UNITED STATED A PROUD COUNTRY OR WAS ONCE CALL A PROUD COUNTRY THE NEW THIRD WORLD COUNTRY WHERE WE ARE NOW BORROWING FROM OTHER COUNTRYS JUST TO SURVIVE. HERE IS A NEW NAME UNITED WE RICH AND DEPARTED WE POOR.

November 4, 2008
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WHEN BARACK OBAMA HAS FINILY BEEN ANOUNCED AS THE NEW PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, EVER ONE SHOULD FLIPP A LIGHT ON 4 TIMES EAST,WEST,NORTH,SOUTH TO SAY UNITED PEOPLE,UNITED STATES. TO SHOW THAT AMERICA REALLY DOES MEAN SOMETHING NOW.

November 4, 2008
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Your panel's overwhelming praise for Barrack's Organization and his campaign using the internet is an understatement.  The Obama/Biden Campaign reached beyond the U.S. borders   They had official web sites set up all over the world for American born or Extpats living abroad. Canadians have an official site called, “Canadians For O     bama/Biden Campaign” that was set up by the campaign to reach out to Americans living in Canada, or Canadians who wanted to vote for him. I believe Japan has a similar site as well as the U.K and many more countries that  Americans had moved to live.

 

Some of us Canadians who have American children or young adults, the campaign took very special interest in.  Our family received a letters from Joe Biden, David Plouffe, Barrack himself, and Dionne Sinclair.  My son, Devon was born in Anchorage, AK, but we live in the Yukon.  He wasn't able to vote because he gave up his American citizenship at 21 because he needed the Canadian Medical Plan, but he could donate as an American born citizen.

 

The Obama/Biden Campaign were offering to fly a few chosen people to Chicago, pay their way, put them up in a hotel, and give them a special pass to the party tonight.  These people would be given the privilege of meeting Barrack backstage.  We did receive a pass Sunday night to the event tonight,  but we could never have been able to prepare for this kind of trip in two days.  Devon is autistic, and I'm a senior so we needed a little more time to prepare than just two days.  We had to decline the offer, but boy would we ever love to be there, and extremely flattered that we were offered the opportunity to be there in person when history is being made.

 

NOW, THAT'S ORGANIZATION!

November 4, 2008
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I just have to say I am disappointed and concerned with the way CNN is handling its coverage of the election results.  How are you able to "predict" who will win a particular state when you are reporting that there are 0% of the precincts reporting 0% of the vote for that particular state?!?!?!?!?!?!  How is that unbiased?!?!?!?!?!  I thought the media outlets learned their lesson about this type of behavior two election cycles ago.  Extremely disappointing.

November 4, 2008
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I don't understand why a lot of people don't like Senator Obama because of his race. Isn't he 50% black and 50% white.

November 4, 2008
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Election results for third party candidates are absent from this year's CNN election coverage. CNN consciously perpetuates the left-right paradigm and social division. Their coverage is consumed with mounds of social statistics, "10% of Latino voters earning over 50k", and so on.

Those sitting atop the paridigmn find comfort in petty division amongst the slaves.

November 4, 2008
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This evening while voting in the Henning precinct Ottertail County Minnesota

I sign the registration book and noticed my wife, Lillian Joan Koep, was still able to sign for a ballot and vote again. She cast a absentee ballot over a month ago????

Is this a problem? How many people cast absentee and then cast a ballot at the polls?

This concerns me both as a voter and as a candidate for city counsel.

I look forward to a reply and information as to whom can address this issue and is this a statewide problem?

Could this effect the Presidentual election?

November 4, 2008

CNN shame on you!!! You never covered this election fairly and I hate to bring race up b/c it makes me so mad when others use that but what happened were you scared of a lawsuit??? I think that the American people should be outraged they were told nothing except what you want them to hear. It scares me that people can be swayed so easily by a man that can't deliver on his promises are you that naive?? I honestly love every race, religion, sexual oriention, and views of every man or woman but I cannot dismiss the notion that Mr. Obama-in my eyes-claimed that he has never known his place in life due to the fact that he is biracial but most definately used that to his advantage. He has acted as if he is the victim but really he has been the wolf in sheeps clothing that we all know has his own agenda.  Thanks CNN b/c now I have one less channel to watch and XM radio will be taken out of my truck! I have been loyal to you forever but every day it's more noticable that Freedom of Speech no longer exists you have to be careful what you say b/c if you weren't you would've told the truth about both candidates.

November 4, 2008

CNN shame on you!!! You never covered this election fairly and I hate to bring race up b/c it makes me so mad when others use that but what happened were you scared of a lawsuit??? I think that the American people should be outraged they were told nothing except what you want them to hear. It scares me that people can be swayed so easily by a man that can't deliver on his promises are you that naive?? I honestly love every race, religion, sexual oriention, and views of every man or woman but I cannot dismiss the notion that Mr. Obama-in my eyes-claimed that he has never known his place in life due to the fact that he is biracial but most definately used that to his advantage. He has acted as if he is the victim but really he has been the wolf in sheeps clothing that we all know has his own agenda.  Thanks CNN b/c now I have one less channel to watch and XM radio will be taken out of my truck! I have been loyal to you forever but every day it's more noticable that Freedom of Speech no longer exists you have to be careful what you say b/c if you weren't you would've told the truth about both candidates.

November 4, 2008

CNN shame on you!!! You never covered this election fairly and I hate to bring race up b/c it makes me so mad when others use that but what happened were you scared of a lawsuit??? I think that the American people should be outraged they were told nothing except what you want them to hear. It scares me that people can be swayed so easily by a man that can't deliver on his promises are you that naive?? I honestly love every race, religion, sexual oriention, and views of every man or woman but I cannot dismiss the notion that Mr. Obama-in my eyes-claimed that he has never known his place in life due to the fact that he is biracial but most definately used that to his advantage. He has acted as if he is the victim but really he has been the wolf in sheeps clothing that we all know has his own agenda.  Thanks CNN b/c now I have one less channel to watch and XM radio will be taken out of my truck! I have been loyal to you forever but every day it's more noticable that Freedom of Speech no longer exists you have to be careful what you say b/c if you weren't you would've told the truth about both candidates.

November 5, 2008
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I would like to start out by saying that I voted in this presidential election based on my beliefs of who I thought would be the best candidate for the American people REGARDLESS of their race, origin, etc.  All throughout this campaign it seems that Obama has not wanted to make this election about race or use that to his advantage.  But here we are after the results are tallied and the only thing that people can talk about is the fact that America has voted in their first black President.  I feel that Americans were more concerned with change and making history that they overlooked the importance of this election.  It was not about making history, it was about picking the best leader for this country.  America, you have a chosen a man who has worked in the Senate for relatively few years and has very little experience.  At a time when so many of you felt that the economy was in the worst shape it has been in, you have picked a man with the least experience to help get you out.  Many people have voted based on the economy, but what happens when the economy is fixed?  How does Obama feel in regards to all of the other issues that so many of you have chosen to ignore while making your decision?  I am not saying that America was not in need of a change.  Times are hard and things do look pretty bleak, but ask yourselves, who is at fault?  The housing bubble, who really caused that?  Did Americans actually go out and spend more than they should have and got in over their heads?  Did the big dealers on Wall Street make some really bad decisions that led their companies to go under?  Yes would be the answer to all of those questions.  Was the government responsible for all of that?  Was President Bush personally responsible for all of that?  I wish to remind you that there has been both Democrats and Republicans running the country for the past four years.  When the $700 billion bail out was voted on it took both Democrats and Republicans to pass it.  I honestly worry and fear what the future might hold.  I hope that I do not have to suffer through four years of a mistake that I did not make today when I voted.  I hope that all of the things the media has chosen to keep hidden and not discuss throughout this campaign do not rear their heads and bite us in the back.  May God look over our country in the coming years.

November 5, 2008
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America, we salute you. You have done America proud, man kind proud and probably God proud. Long live America.

                                          Anand Shekharan

                                       Bangalore - India

November 5, 2008
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As they have not shown during the compaign and as they were embarassing sen. McCain while endorsing him. President Bush and VP Cheney are the sadest people tonight knowing how much people reject their policies. If the premises of the change are here for America so is accountability for them.

I imagine how disapointed tonight.

November 5, 2008
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Congratulations, Americans for voting your new President. Media has certainly played a big role in the recent US Presidential Election. They may favor a certain candidate, but that's the reality these days. Its how media survives. Someday when their choices proven to be wrong, surely they will also be the first to crucify that person. Its certain.

 

Nonetheless, we Filipinos envy your Elections. You've got the most clean and fastest elections - and thanks to the Media, ironically, they played a major role in making Elections free from frauds and doubts.

November 5, 2008
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Dear America,

 

With a tear in my eye, I congratulate you, celebrate with you, and look forward to the future with you.

 

Cheers,

 

Audra

Calgary, Canada

November 5, 2008
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Today, I want to become an American.

Philippe

Paris, France

November 5, 2008
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I live in Paris France and I was so overwhelmed to see France and Europe in general be so supportive of Obama! Governments, oppositions, journalists and people in the streets became part of the Obama campaign trail; everyone has been speaking and passing the word to vote  for Obama as the "hope" for the World! What a joyful occasion! This election is a World election. I am very proud to be an American and a Democrat.

November 5, 2008
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Congratulations to Barack Obama on winning the election

 

We congratulate Barack Obama's win in the presidential elections with all our heart. This is a milestone in 232 years of American history as Obama is the first African-american to be elected president of the United States. African-americans have suffered from immense discrimination in the past but the election of Barack Obama has proven that discrimination exists no more in America. The advanced democracy of America will be a model example for every other democratic nation including Korea where discrimination such as regionalism and academical sectarianism never seem to cease in a small area of land. Continuous interaction under the firm US-Korea alliance with the US is crucial in order for advanced democracy to take root in Korea. America has played a pivotal role in Korea overcoming the recent financial crisis and Korea will be more than willing to return the favor if such a situation arises. We hope for an everlasting bilateral alliance between the nations and for the alliance to continue to be beneficial for both parties.

November 5, 2008
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Hi,

 

like many French people, I long awaited for Mr Obama to become President of the United States.

I wouldn't want to believe it until polls results started to come in one State after another last night. Until the last minute I was still fearing the awakening of the old racist demon .... but this time, it seems like Americans have killed that old devil !

 

Mr Obama holds a strong ideal of a united, fair and equal society for all, what was once the ideal of French revolutioners ; the type of man we, in France, have failed to elect as our President.

 

So cheers and congratulations America ;)

 

Before I go, I can't help just one last word .... call me pessimistic, call me crazy, but please, please keep looking after the man's security !!

He has been compared many times to JFK or Martin Luther King and like those men of great will and mind incorruptibility, with the decisions he shall take as President, he might become a big trouble one day for some powerful, greedy and self-proclamed-above-the-laws folks .... we don't want it to end that way ...

 

Well, enough of that, times are about enjoying yourselves .... congratulations again !

 

Eric

November 5, 2008
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I am so excited for Obama to receive the popular vote, I am afraid of one minor detail.  Obama is not all African American.  I don't want my African American children to be misguided.  Obama has a American White mother that he was raised by, his father was not much part in his life, physically, I want my kids to know that he makes up the epitome of mixed, we need to remind ourselves this is not a race thing, this is not ONLY just a win in the black community this is a win for all Americans regardless of color.  We can not focus on the color of his skin we need to remember this is about America and Americans outside race, gender or beliefs.

November 5, 2008
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I'm disappointed at the outcome of the election. Obama doesn't have nearly enough experience to lead this country. I hate how CNN keeps talking about how all the other countries are happy Obama won. Well duh!! Obama has no idea what he got himself into and countries will try to test him just like Biden said and do we really want another 911!?! As a United States Army girl, I can't believe that the American people, many of who just voted for him BECAUSE he is black and they wanted to make history. I know since that's why many of my friends voted for him! Excuse me but isn't that racist as well?!?!

November 5, 2008
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As a Republican, I voted for John McCain.  But I couldn't be prouder than I am today to be an  American. I was able to look in the eyes of my children - daughters who are 1/2 white and 1/2 Hispanic - and say, "Yes, you can be President when grow up.  Barack Obama has thrown open that door for you."  We acheived something historic and I am behind our new President-Elect Obama 100%.

November 5, 2008
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I do not like senator Obama as I do not like populism and socialism. I am experiencing them in my own country.

more than 50 per cent of the white people voted for senator Obama while only 2 per cent of the black people voted for senator mc cain. I am a little bit confused. Is it racism among the white or among the black?

I will call it " reverse racism "

 

dariush , Iran

November 5, 2008
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yes it is making history. but not by people , by the media.

I congratulate you, in CNN center, for your victory.

In my opinion you are the best in term of technology and quality among news networks. however, you are not honest enough. for example, you did not say that you are for senator obama but you did every thing you can, to convince the American to vote for him.

while the only chance for mc cain to win was to attract the clinton's female supporters, you mainly invited female white people as the Obama supporter and invited white old men as mc cain supporters.

November 5, 2008
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Yeah dariush

CNN did show their true colors and if you listen to the news today people like Powell and Oprah are showing what they really stood for in the election. Not about the issues but about "history". I have worked through democrat and republican terms--all the same. I am not a racism however today has changed my mine. Yesterday was "black tuesday"

Most of the press is acting as if Jesus has returned when they should be waiting to see how he carries out his promises. A lot of the people who voted for him should go out and get a job instead of waiting for handouts.

Yeah Black Tuesday!!!!

November 5, 2008
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As a Filipino-American and a Navy sailor I have lived in California, Hawaii,Italy for the past 20 years, but this is the day I am proudest to be American.I know people around the world will be shaking our hands and congratulating us for this day in history.

November 5, 2008
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I AM REALLY UPSET with the way everything played out i mean really OBAMA he only has experience as a lawyer and people everybody knows every lawyer's job it to lie and convence every one to believe in what they say do you really think OBAMA is gonna save us? i dont ... but this is only my opinion, i dont like the fact that he puts his hand over his belly and turns his back to the flag i mean really why would you turn your back to the american flag when this is the nation you are wanting to run and the fact that race was not an issue... that is a lie because when i turn the t.v. on its only black people talking about "we have made history" 90% only voted because he was black thats just stupid so whoever voted for obama i just wanted to thank you for condeming us all to hell its only a matter of time now we will all live through segragation once again so in all reality you didnt make history you just brought it all back whites on one side blacks on the other wait an see

November 5, 2008
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Congratulations!!!! We did it!!!! Thank you America for voting our new President Obama in office. The Media has certainly played a big role in the recent turn out of voters in the Presidential Election. Which made our choice for President to be known with such a BLOW OUT WIN a great success. Fox, CNN and other media coverage may have favored a certain candidate, but that's the reality  was what the American people wanted this day and age. I have only one request...Please respect our history breaking, newly elected President Obama and address him in a honorable manner...as...NEWLY ELECTED PRESIDENT OBAMA...BECAUSE I PROMISE IF MCCAIN HAD WON THATS THE WAY YOU WOULD BE ADDRESSING HIM...We understand, know and we are well aware hes the first black President...He is also our YOUNGEST MULTI-CULTURED President elected. The media does need to be reminded that we the America people arent focused on race these days. Time for a new world order. HISTORY HAS BEEN OFFICIALLY MADE AROUND THE WORLD TODAY!!!!!

November 5, 2008
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WHAT ABOUT THIS FOR A CHANGE NO MORE SITTING AROUND THE HOUSE EATING FOOD U GOT WITH FOOD STAMPS OR GOING SHOPPING WITH A CHECK FROM THE GOVERNMENT LOL YALL DID THIS TO YOUR SELVES NOW YOU WILL HAVE TO WORK FOR EVERYTHING YOU GET LOL THATS WHAT YALL GET FOR ONLY VOTEING BECAUSE HE IS BLACK YOU DIDNT MAKE HISTORY YOU ONLY BROUGHT HISTORY BACK SO HOW ABOUT ALL THIS FOR A CHANGE WELCOME THE THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA WHERE OUR PRESIDENT DONT BELIEVE IN GOD WONT LOOK AT THE FLAG AND A NATION THAT WILL SOON BE SEGRAGATED LOL YALL DID IT TO YOUR****SELVES

November 5, 2008
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The Voice I hear sounding in the streets, ringing in the halls, and echoing all places in between is the Voice of Love.  Sure there are issues and serious ones at that, but every country, every government has them, and these issues can, and nearly had, divided a great nation from within and from each other.  On Election Day, the Voice of Love spoke ... and it spoke only words befitting of itself .... unity, peace, hope, faith, inspiration, empowerment.  This is not a one man government, this is a government of many ... of the people, for the people and by the people, and just as the people will count on President-Elect Barak Obama to be accountable to his word, President-Elect Obama will count on the people to be accountable to their vote and work with him and each other.  This election was about empowering each and every American with the ability to envision and use the power that lies within them.  God bless and God speed, from your northern neighbours. You can do it ... oh YES you can!

November 6, 2008
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I was so totally excited about Obama winning!!! Now, I am already concerned because it seems like this is turning into a race issue. Obama ran on a platform that this is not a White America or a Black America, etc, etc. But now, all I hear is that an African American won. We all supported, sent money, voted, and cheered when he won. Please, do not use this victory as a time to disenfranchize some people. The news is going to tarnish this awesome victory if they concentrate only on the color of the skin and not the character and ability of the man.

November 6, 2008
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I have a hard time understanding a couple comments I've read here.

"African-americans have suffered from immense discrimination in the past but the election of Barack Obama has proven that discrimination exists no more in America."-by voting for him due to him being black, (which quite a few people have admitted to on radio, blogs, myspace, whatever) isn't that discrimination against white people?  Or doesn't the discrimination door swing that way?  What makes them African-Americans?  Were they born in Africa?  I don't call myself an Irish-American, I'm American, because I'm proud to be called that.  I cry when the National Anthem is played, I salute my flag and say the Pledge of Allegiance, and I pray to god everyday.

The other countries are happy he's our President because we now have a leader with very little experience, our country will be attacked in ways that will make 9-11 look like a ride at Six-flags.  Which also means our allies don't have to join in a fight to help America anymore, we'll be sitting around a campfire singing "If I could teach the world to sing", looking at our new flag that's tie-dyed with a peace sign in the middle!  Don't want either things to be too barbarick, someone might get offended.

America is the land of the free because of the bloodshed of the brave.  You have all forgotten that and should be ashamed.  Freedom isn't free and if you think it is you don't deserve to be called an American.  I have lost many friends that have fought to keep our country safe, and if we pull out our troops now it will be for nothing.

 

I am not racist, I just know that the right person to protect our country is not who we got.  Do you know what third trimester abortions are?  Look them up and know this, you new president voted in favor of them.  That in itself is disgusting.  If you were really serious about wanting change, why did you go with either dem or repub?  There was a third party, did you know that?  He's ran in the last 4 or 5 elections.  There's your change.  Or were you too interested in making "history"?

This election was a joke and the real issues weren't looked at.  You blame Bush for the economy, didn't it start with the Fannie Mae crap during the Clinton administraion, and didn't Obama get his cut from that??  Did you forget that Bush helped our country get through 9-11?  Oh, wait all you can think about is how long our troops have been over there and how much money it costs, guess what!  We signed our name on that dotted line we swore an oath to protect our country and the people in it, no matter how ungrateful they are!  NO ONE DID IT FOR US!  We knew what we were getting into, what possibilities lie ahead!  I volunteered to go over there and defend our country, did you?  It's called the Military, not Band Camp.  Think about that while you are sitting on your cumfy couch watching CNN report all the negative crap that happens over there, but none of the positive. 

 

Bottom line....I'm tired of countries applauding us because we now have a black president.  That is feeding into the race thing.  We have a new president, that's it.  Whatever plans he's made, they'd better be good ones.

November 6, 2008
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Help!!!

 

Someone please tell me how I can purchase a video of the election coverage for that historic night, to include holograms and the actual moment when CNN announced President Elect Obama?

 

mscolden@yahoo.com

November 6, 2008

for me this was a day of celebration here is arkansas to see sen. obama get elected. the blood of over 4,100 troops is on george's hands and now we can send him packing go home george and laura...congratulation president obama may you not allow 4,000 + troops to be murdered and for no viable reason. the troops is iraq have all died in vain.. the end of the bush era is a god send..

November 6, 2008

CORRECTION!!! for me this was a day of celebration here IN arkansas to see Sen.Obama get elected. the blood of over 4,100 troops is on george's hands and now we can send him packing,go home george and laura...congratulations President Obama may you not allow 4,000+ troops to be murdured and for no viable reason. the troops IN iraq have all died in vain.. the end of the bush era is a god send..

November 6, 2008
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"for me this was a day of celebration here is arkansas to see sen. obama get elected. the blood of over 4,100 troops is on george's hands and now we can send him packing go home george and laura...congratulation president obama may you not allow 4,000 + troops to be murdered and for no viable reason. the troops is iraq have all died in vain.. the end of the bush era is a god send." 

 

Wow, do you have YOUR figures wrong!  Did you even read my post?  We wouldn't be over there if our freedom and way of life hadn't been threatened.  Do you understand that?  Clinton era-7500 deaths, Bush era-8792.  Both had a high number of deaths, and it was to defend you freedom of speech, your rights as an American.  Bush didn't make us join the Military, there was NO DRAFT!  Quit blaming him!  The military is voluntary!  You would know that if you had ever fought for your country.  My friends weren't murdered, they were KIA(killed in action), and do you know how many of those deaths were due to our own human error?  Quite a few.  The troops aren't just dieing by suicide bombers, being shot at and land mines.  That's just what CNN wants you to believe.  There are more deaths due to drunk driving here in the states in one year than both of their eras combined!  Look it up! 

1982    26,173   

1983    24,635   

1984    24,762  

1985    23,167   

1986    25,017   

1987    24,094   

1988    23,833   

1989    22,424   

1990    22,587   

1991    20,159   

1992    18,290   

1993    17,908   

1994    17,308   

1995    17,732   

1996    17,749   

1997    16,711   

1998    16,673   

1999    16,572   

2000    17,380   

2001    17,400   

2002    17,524   

2003    17,013   

2006    16,694

  Who's hands is that blood on?  Anyone who buys alcohol and keeps the alcohol producing companies in business?  PALEASE.......just more close minded mumbo jumbo.  Talk about dieing in vain.....You have the right to be anti-war, but DON'T say my friends have died in vain.  They died protecting YOUR rights to whine and complain.

November 7, 2008
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In Mali w Africa there is an Obama nite in every night club...

November 8, 2008
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I think its very important if the us government include president Bush or president elect Obama to make that story become real. I would love them to change the name of the White House to "United House".

 

Michel Baptiste and Jennifer Jean-Rene from Connecticut

November 9, 2008
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I'm astonished that no one has made the connection between healthcare and the ailing failing economy.

Having been involved and I mean really in the thick of it as a past business owner, a union member, a blue & white collar employee also employed in the healthcare profession, currently disabled with Parkinson’s I can't think of anyone more qualified to draft healthcare bill more than I, so I did. You see the contention has always been , where would the money come from for a good universal healthcare system.

Under a single payer system, be it governmental agency or private (yes private, I would venture to suggest that a bid be presented for a system under these provisions) it would be supplemented as such: 20/20 by 20/20 universal healthcare system. that is a $20 per eligible +$20 per eligible from the state of residency + $20 per eligible from the federal Government + $20 per eligible derived from taxes imposed on any and all industries as contributing factors in the ill health of the nation such as oil, tobacco, coal etc..

That is $80 per month per individual + an $80 per employee per month matching contribution from all employers regardless of company size (very affordable), that is a total of $160 per month per eligible.

Eligibility: all American citizens and legal permanent residents ages 18 to 68 (some 210 million eligible’s)all remaining citizens/residents are then covered automatically in the pool of eligible’s coverage (the very young and the very old)in addition, all social security recipients would contribute $80 per eligible example: a family of 5 mom/dad/20yr old/16yr old & 70yr old grandma, the monthly collected coverage for this family would be $160X3 + $80 = $560 per month. No change in healthcare providers' status accept for cost cutting and necessary regulations such as the case in Medicare allowable now, and the desperately needed regulations in the piracy of the pharmaceutical industry in a fair manner. Should this system be implemented not only would every citizen/resident in the USA be fully covered, but the system would actually operate with a surplus budget. Under this system, prevention is the most important aspect of the plan thus every individual would have an annual physical and a health card (with info chip) would be issued to all and with an EMR system in effect all previous associated costs are eliminated, with that in mind we are going to have a healthy American work force, sick calls will be minimized, productivity will be up and so on..

This is a Universal Healthcare Bill.

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November 9, 2008
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In Reply to Kathy78 comments;

My dear so misinformed so one sided and brainwashed friend. Let's get the facts straight once and for all and hopefully for the last time, Iraq and the Iraqis never did anything to us and our way of life , at no time were they a threat to the US or its citizenry ever, they never attacked us nor did they ever harm a single american prior to our invasion of their country. It was Osama bin laden a well known terrorist and his organization that harmed us and attacked our way of life on 9/11, and actually they were on saddam's shit list too.

so instead of going solely after them where they are , bush and his corporate crownies opted to invade and attack Iraq a much easier target and nothing else, its like if Mexico attacks the USA then we will really show them and put them in their place by attacking Canada.

Get it right already. Not only did we lose more than 3000 innocent lives stemming from the 9/11 attack on us but we inturn wasted nearly 4200 more lives not to mention more than 30,000 mamed young lives whom will never be the same, not to forget the more than 300,000 Iraqi lives we blew up with our airforce and arrogance. Not only this was a wrong war to fight but a very very bad one for the united states. As for the first time we were the aggressors, the killers of innocence instead the saviors of as were in past wars, that comes with a great cost that will take 100 years to mend and pay back.

November 9, 2008
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In reply to Lecadd comments;

Thats ok, fear not my dear friend. The factions in referance as well as most of the population that voted Obama in are in post happy shock and it will soon wear off but lets not cheat them out of their over due and past due celebration. On the other hand let's examine the core of the candidate and now president elect, he certainly looks pleasantly of black origin but the truly

most of his up bringing was very white rooted, by very white self made upscale grandparents from behavior to idiology to values instilled in him, and I think through his marriage he really enhenced his black roots and knowledge to say that Obama was the best choice for a president of color to happen would be an understatement.

November 9, 2008
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TIME TO FLIP A STATE, TURN ANOTHER RED STATE BLUE BUT THIS TIME MAKE IT TEXAS. WAY BEFORE 2012 MY FRIENDS AND FELLOW AMERICANS

November 9, 2008
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My take on Joe Lieberman;

There are 195 countries in the world and in at least 160 of them Lieberman would be facing a firing squad being charged with party treason. There has been many party cross over in the past most prominently was Ronald Reagan's from the Democratic to the republican party, and like Reagan’s all were strictly change of venue and outright cross over. But Joe Lieberman’s was a traitor's stance and had he been a spy he would be considered a double agent, in bed with one party while claiming allegiance with the other under a title of neither /nor, how untrustworthy and screwed up is that? There is an Italian saying that resonates  "ala familia" meaning family first, and never ever side against the family right, wrong or in-different. Well the rabbit is out its time to get out of town Elmer Fudd.

November 10, 2008
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Sure enough history has been made in the making in the presidential election.The promises were made by the former President but he was unable to uphold to but asked the people to upholed as citizens to do their patriotic duties but they were not paid back.Would we see another of a similar category and also to add on how did we get to the state of the economy we are in now.They econamist are saying the bail out was not enough.I hope "we should saw our seeds where we can actually reap".Can the change made lead this great nation from the great yet to come rescission which is still a contravertial issue.

 

Thank you.

Soju

November 18, 2008
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for the first ever i agree with paulson, let them go we have spent enogh of our money now it is time to bail us out, and not just the forcloures anyone buying their home that is over 50% negative . our homes are not worth what we paid for them years ago. how about a little help here

November 22, 2008
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This is a message to all Grandparents or Seniors.  We plan to spend the Thanksgiving bread with our Grandchildren.  We give a big Thank You for the low gas prices.  We also plan on giving up our Christmas Shopping spree and give the money to our children to buy the things our Grandchildren really want.  If you don't have Grandchildren the malls are full of destitute children that could really use some Grandparents.  Also, if you want to really help the econmy please buy that new car you have been putting off.  The holiday's are for helping and I personaly feel that we are the generation who can lend a hand.  The homeless shelters are filling up and anything the Grey generation can donate is another option.  Make this the happiest holiday ever for all.

November 23, 2008
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As I was watching a report this morning on CNN I became so upset I just had to comment.  It was regarding holiday parties and how to manage questions from family members.  Considering the nature of the times, this has to be one of the most insignificant things I've heard.  If you're attending such a party, and a relative asks you about your marital status, employment status, or anything of a personal nature, YOU DO NOT HAVE TO EVEN ANSWER THEM!!! If you have a job, thank God for it, as people are losing their's daily, some even hourly.  Stop giving power to people who don't pay your bills or buy your bread! Everyone has nosey relatives in their family. You have the power to say, "NO" and everyone's privacy should be respected.  Stand tall no matter what situation you find yourself in and know that trouble doesn't come to stay.........it only passes thru. Also, don't be pickey about the food served at any party you may attend. Be grateful and thankful that you even HAVE FOOD, as many families won't. Don't sweat the small stuff and by all means, let go of the STUPID STUFF!!  No one's opinion of you should EVER be more important than your own!  Remind anyone who asks that God is doing great things in your life and that you are His child! We should all remember how to be thankful for what we have, not matter how much or how little, and to pray and send love to those who don't.

November 24, 2008
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Why not give the auto co's the heave and spend 25 bil on retraining the 3million unemployed or retiring them if of age. They can be trained and employed to repair our bridges and highways thus putting tax $ back into the system. The same with the banking institutions. They made their money and skimmed off the top now they cry with millions in their pocket. That should be stripped from them plus any other compensation.

November 24, 2008
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PS. listen to the Solutioner my friends. He speaks wisdom.

November 24, 2008
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Hey! The holiday!!  We can all be thankful and happy about something.  Like I miss James Brown!!  We cannot bring him back but, how about the band!!!  James made us all happy on the holidays even if you didn't have 5 cents.  So, bring the band back with somebody.  Tyler Perry could use them in a Play with Ms. M.

November 25, 2008
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December 4, 2008
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December 21, 2008
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Go to my stories and comment and rate them please.

 

I would love to see all the other states do the same.  Ohio is the first state to have a bill passed to put emergency contact with our drivers license so if there is ever an accident law enforcement will no who to notify more quickly.  Please it is so very important for all moms and dads and others.  Wish it had already been in place when my son had his accident. 

 

Thank you so much and Merry Christms to all

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