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  • Anchorage Daily News Speaks Out

    41 posts, 11 voices, 638 views, started Oct 27, 2008

    Posted on Monday, October 27, 2008 by Feathermaye

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    • Carnelian
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      "The Anchorage Daily News, Alaska's largest newspaper, endorsed Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama Sunday after declaring Gov. Sarah Palin "too risky" to be one step away from the Oval Office."

      This follows closely on the heels of Colin Powell’s stunning announcement, and is unmindful of the barrage of allegations against Barack Obama and the supposed withholding of his birth certificate.

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      "The Chicago Tribune endorsed Chicago resident Barack Obama — the first time that paper has endorsed a Democratic candidate for president."

      As I draw my own conclusions from these surprise affiliations, I’m beginning to believe that it’s not so much about the better qualified candidate, or a popularity vote, so much as it is who we definitely DON‘T want running our country.

      Very interesting indeed, in my opinion.


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          Feathermaye wrote Oct 27, 2008
        • Well, jesus‘girl, so many people seem so ready to believe that what the newspapers print is gospel, so perhaps they believe their opinions and facts are one and the same.



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          Feathermaye wrote Oct 27, 2008
        • You‘re welcome, Annie. And I hope you‘re right about the approval rating of our next president.

          If 80% of us can agree on any one thing, I would call that progress!



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          Cheryl Phillips wrote Oct 27, 2008
        • I wish we could start from scratch again. This whole presidential race is just a bit too Hollywood and there is too much muck being thrown around in the media. Yuck.



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          Feathermaye wrote Oct 27, 2008
        • Please don’t let it start all over! I’m barely stomaching it now, and have only so recently gotten involved!

          The media is what really pisses me off. I believe that there are people in the general public with hidden agendas who will latch onto some piece of incorrect or untrue “news“, and then flaunt it to their own advantage (whether they really believe it, or just recognize it as leverage).  

          A lot of times, though, when pressed for validation, it can’t be produced. Unfortunately, the damage is already done by having swayed, within their circle of influence, those trusting enough to buy into it. And then we‘re left with very few, if any, who know what the real deal even is.

          THIS is what I hate about election years. Politicians by nature are misleaders; they will promise the moon and the stars and then produce a telescope and say “See? There they are.“, all the while knowing they are misleading us. That, in effect, is their job.

          I feel it’s our job to remember that none of them are perfect. Mud-slinging and rumor-mongers only make us look bad, not the candidates.



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          Trudy S wrote Oct 27, 2008
        • Getting 80%approval from 750,000 people (the population of Alaska) is WAY easier than getting 80% from the entire USA.  There are more than 750K in my city ...and our mayor gets about a 70% approval rating.  I don’t think he would nation-wide for public office.

          Alaska may be huge but it has a very small population.

          I think it is quite a statement that her ‘hometown’ newspaper, who has previously supported her as governor, cannot endorse her as VP.  Imagine how much Alaska could benefit from that kind of sway in the Whitehouse.

          Trudy



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          Trudy S wrote Oct 27, 2008
        • 80% of 750k is 600K
          70% of 900K  is 630K

          I think my mayor is still doing better!!

          Trudy



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          Dee Dee Shaw wrote Oct 27, 2008
        • I am so with you on the media. I don’t trust any of them - in fact I trust them less than the politicians!
          I think this is unfolding like a good mystery though. I think most of us are going to be surprised in the end. Too many strange twists for every thing to fall in place (for either candidate.) I just keep the Serenity Prayer in the forefront of my mind, and realize that with or without me, there will be a president elected, and the world as we know it is about to change (regardless of who wins.)
          Honestly, I am convinced that we the people don’t elect the president anyway... the media does by way of propoganda.
          But that is JUST MY OPINION. LOL

          Dee Dee



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          Trudy S wrote Oct 27, 2008
        • The media can only sway those who are swayable (is that a word?!).  I would hope that the majority of my neighbors are smart enough to read between the lines and see past the hype.

          What do you think?  Do you think that the majority of us are smart enough to figure it out???

          happy

          Trudy



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          Feathermaye wrote Oct 27, 2008
        • Yes, I agree that the media can only influence those who are looking to them for answers, and I would like to believe that we are smart enough to figure it out. I’ve been doing my best to encourage folks to validate certain points before proclaiming them further.

          What concerns me, though, are those who will take what the media throws out there and then regurgitate it in support of their own agendas... not so much in support of one candidate, but in an effort to tear another one down.  

          As smart individuals, we know who are likely to be ‘swayable’ amongst our friends and family members. If we were to present certain questionable items* as truths, say, to our children, even when we know there is no proven validity to them, then we are deliberately misleading them. That makes us worse than the politicians in my book.

          Just because we WANT something to be true doesn’t make it so. But some people just don’t get it, or don’t care.

          Media reform!! Now there’s a platform! :)

          *edited to change word choice from “facts” to “items”



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          Feathermaye wrote Oct 27, 2008
        • Jeepers, Ellen. I thought this thread had been very careful to not bash anybody.  That was kind of the whole point.

          Sorry it got to you so much!



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          Trudy S wrote Oct 27, 2008
        • I love the idea of media reform....but it can’t be legislated. WE the people must tell the media what we want in a way they understand...starting calling and writing the business that ADVERTISE on the networks and tell them unless this kind of reporting stops we won’t BUY their stuff!

          That is the only thing that gets the media to change its ways - threaten the money it brings in!

          Trudy



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          Feathermaye wrote Oct 27, 2008
        • Well, as I see it, the sniping is all taking place over where it is being encouraged.  

          The few voices who have contributed to this post have spoken softly. It’s unfortunate that soft-spoken is the least popular of the alternatives.



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          Denise Alleyne-Hill wrote Oct 27, 2008
        • michele Obama spent money on clothes?...how come I didn’t hear about that?...I wonder what she’s gonna do with her old duds...lol...ok ok I’ll behave...this is all so silly...blah blah blah like miss ellen just said.“Ditto”



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          Denise Alleyne-Hill wrote Oct 27, 2008
        • how many more days do we have until its over?...can I start marking my calendar...



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          Trudy S wrote Oct 27, 2008
        • In my opinion the difference would be that she is spending her own money...not ours.

          I don’t mind if my neighbor has the biggest and the best of everything...if they can afford it.  However, I wouldn’t want them to take my hard earned money to pay for their luxuries.

          T.



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          Denise Alleyne-Hill wrote Oct 27, 2008
        • good point trudys...the more we buy into it...the more they will sell it...Yes it has to start with the common people



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          Denise Alleyne-Hill wrote Oct 27, 2008
        • but peeper..I have to also say this(although I’m with you)...It really does depend on who ‘paid for’ whose clothes...I can’t even afford to buy myself a decent coat for the winter...why should I contribute to an $150,000 wardrobe?...where’s my benefit...

          Now to my understanding Mrs. Obama spent her own money and not nearly as much as Mrs. Palin....that I do have a problem with...People are barely holding on and this woman shops at the most expensive stores?...nah...that’s not cool!



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          Feathermaye wrote Oct 27, 2008
        • Um, Miss Ellen, you were the one who brought up the clothes and shopping, weren’t you?



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          Feathermaye wrote Oct 27, 2008
        • I am going to go ahead and unsub from this one now, because it’s already gone so far off track I’m no longer even interested.

          This post was supposed to be about the things we can change, not rehashing the same old stuff that we can’t. But one sharp turn and it’s lost.

          Oh well. It was worth a shot.



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          Denise Alleyne-Hill wrote Oct 27, 2008
        • I just want it over...here it is a young woman just lost her whole family in a tragic senseless murder and we‘re still harping about something we have absolutely no control over...



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          Denise Alleyne-Hill wrote Oct 27, 2008
        • nah...its not that serious to lose an arm peeper...This whole thing is what it is...and thank God it WILL BE OVER SOON!!!!!



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          Denise Alleyne-Hill wrote Oct 27, 2008
        • too much money being spent...too much B****ing about God knows what and we still don’t know what each of them are going to do for THE PEOPLE if/when they get in office...what are they bringing to the table?????



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          Dee Dee Shaw wrote Oct 27, 2008
        • so let’s talk about the weather. :) It is getting a bit nippy here in the south, with winds feeling more like March than October. The weather is always a safe subject, isn’t it? :)



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          Denise Alleyne-Hill wrote Oct 27, 2008
        • lol..happymomma..I hear that some parts of NC has snow...gosh i’m not ready for that...



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