VP debate thread...

Discussion in 'Politics, Religion, Social Issues' started by freeny, Oct 2, 2008.

  1. freeny macrumors 68020

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    anyone care to discuss the VP debate as it happens?...
    I will have to put my kids asleep at 9 again so I will most likely miss the first 20 minutes. Hopefully others will be watching and discuss the debate so I can get a blow by blow update on my iPhone :D
     
  2. iShater macrumors 604

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    Anybody know of a live web-feed? I don't have a TV :(
     
  3. bradl macrumors 68040

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    NPR will be streaming it live. www.npr.org, or your closest NPR station (since Wait Wait Don't Tell Me! is taped there, find that station, and you're set).

    BL.
     
  4. iShater macrumors 604

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    DUH! I should have thought of that! :eek:

    As a frequent traveler, I lost touch with my local NPR station and got hooked on podcasts.

    Thank you!
     
  5. Legolamb macrumors 6502a

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    Do I watch the US VP debate or the Canadian Prime Minister Debate? Hmmm.:D
     
  6. bradl macrumors 68040

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    Which one provides better fodder for a drinking game? ;)

    BL.
     
  7. freeny thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Depends if need the drink to calm you down or rev you up.
     
  9. scotthayes macrumors 68000

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    Can't believe I'm up at 2am


    "Can I call you Joe" :rolleyes:

    Oh, and here's the VP drinking game.

    * references how you can see Russia from Alaska and calls it "experience"

    * winks or gives a thumbs up to the audience

    * says a world leader's name, two drinks if it's pronounced correctly.


    * says any of these words/phrases: Alaska, Bridge to Nowhere, job creation, Washington elite/establishment, media elite, corporate greed, pitbull, lipstick, or maverick

    * leaves off a trailing "g" - takin', leavin', changin', etc.


    * Any time Palin answers a question, and someone at your party blurts out "WTF is she talking about?"

    * When Palin claims that Washington's problems can be solved by small town know how and common sense: Drink a Labatts Blue as you read up on how to become a Canadian citizen.
    (BTW, Wasilla is the "meth capital of Alaska")

    * When Palin claims she said "Thanks but no thanks" to the Bridge to Nowhere: Demand a new drink from your hosts, say "thanks but no thanks," and then when no one's looking, take it anyway, then claim you never wanted it.


    * When Palin recounts putting the governor's jet on eBay: Auction off a beer to your friends

    * When Palin insists that governing a small town in Alaska is in fact experience: Give your friend a shot glass of beer when he/she asks for a pint and insist it's the same thing.


    * When Palin talks about being the most popular governor in the country: Go to a room by yourself, realize you're the most popular person in the room, then finish your drink.


    * For every sentence that makes no sense, drink. Twice for paragraph-length nonsequiturs, eg. "That's why I say I, like every American I'm speaking with, we're ill about this position that we have been put in where it is the taxpayers looking to bailout. But ultimately, what the bailout does is help those who are concerned about the health care reform that is needed to help shore up the economy - Helping the - Oh, it's got to be about job creation too. Shoring up our economy and putting it back on the right track. So health care reform and reducing taxes and reining in spending has got to accompany tax reductions and tax relief for Americans. And trade, we've got to see trade as opportunity, not as a competitive scary thing. But 1 in 5 jobs being created in the trade sector today. We've got to look at that as more opportunity. All those things under the umbrella of job creation. This bailout is a part of that." DRINK, BABY, DRINK. (Yeah, I know that's really Tina Fey's impression of her, but still...)
     
  10. iShater macrumors 604

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    Ugh, trying to get the Flip4Mac client.

    She asked him if she could call him Joe, nice move :D
     
  11. iShater macrumors 604

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    Ummm .... oversight? ummm.... hello? i thought she is for no regulation?

    Suspended the campaign?! :eek:
     
  12. CorvusCamenarum macrumors 65816

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    Probably planned in advance, but hopefully we won't end up with a 90 page thread about it. ;)
     
  13. iShater macrumors 604

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    No, we will redo that for the "American worker", "Maverick", etc. ;)


    Ok, I am starting to think she is for regulation, which party is she working for again?
     
  14. MBX macrumors 65816

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    (Debate) Wait a second. They're reading from cards?

    WTF.

    They're reading from cards and all seems like scripted. They knew the answers upfront? Both are constantly looking down at the cards.

    Am i missing something?

    Oh and Palin definitely has the biggest american flag pin i've seen.
     
  15. scotthayes macrumors 68000

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    who the hell is this "Joe/Jo six-pack" and what about all those "Joe/Jo Beer Guts"
     
  16. aethelbert macrumors 601

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    The BBC's footnotes are blocking her pin. I wanna see it.
     
  17. iShater macrumors 604

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    WTF!!! Did she say she didn't want to follow the debate rules? :eek:
     
  18. scotthayes macrumors 68000

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    I didn't know she was a mayor and a governor :D


    Any one got a clue what question they are answering, it isn't the one asked by the moderator.
     
  19. Ugg macrumors 68000

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    Yep, she sure did. She obviously thinks she's above it all.

    She just spent a minute braying about her success in Alaska and totally avoided the question about what she would cut from the budget. And then went on about how regulations are needed. WTF!!!And then said she'd only been in the race for five weeks and had so far made no promises.
     
  20. dual64bit macrumors 6502

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    How does the qualities as a mayor correlate to the qualities needed as a VP?

    My dad could have been the mayor of small town alaska, does that make him a good candidate as vp?
     
  21. scotthayes macrumors 68000

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    What the f***. Her answer to everything seems to be about energy.
     
  22. iShater macrumors 604

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    $700 billion for energy is BS.

    Our top oil partners:
    1) Canada
    2) Mexico
    3) Venezuela
    4) Nigeria

    There is no such thing as ENERGY INDEPENDENCE. We are a global economy, EVERYBODY and everything is tied.
     
  23. iShater macrumors 604

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    No, her history in Alaska is the answer to everything.
     
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    Energy?!

    She just dodged the question - completely!
     
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    How many times has she said "energy independent" so far?
     

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