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Old September 11th, 2006, 11:25 PM   #1
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An October surprise is American political jargon describing a stunning news event with the potential to influence the outcome of an election, particularly one for the presidency. It is so called because Election Day in the U.S. is the Tuesday after the first Monday in November, and events shortly before the election have greater potential to swing votes. Most of the time, the term is used to label actions of a sitting president, especially with regard to military or foreign policy matters, but it can also apply to news stories unfavorable to the incumbent administration. The assumption is that these are the only way that a challenger can influence the election. "Historically, news outlets avoid investigative pieces critical of candidates within days of an election to avoid appearing partisan." [1] Particularly since the 1980 election, the term has been pre-emptively used to discredit late-campaign news by one side or the other.
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Old September 12th, 2006, 05:53 AM   #2
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This is a mid-term election.



What's the point of this drivel?
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Old September 12th, 2006, 08:08 AM   #3
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This is a mid-term election.



What's the point of this drivel?


Senate and Congressional seats---DUH!



It's already been thrown out in the air by the "religious right" and October is coming!



Television evangelist and Christian Coalition founder Pat Robertson's suggestion that a nuclear device should be used to wipe out the State Department.


CNN.com - Pat Robertson's 'nuke' idea draws protest - Oct. 9, 2003 Thursday, October 9, 2003



And then ol Tommy........



Tommy Franks says that if the United States is hit with a weapon of mass destruction that inflicts large casualties, the Constitution will likely be ...


Gen. Franks Doubts Constitution Will Survive WMD Attack Friday, Nov. 21, 2003
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I agree with Pat Robertson at the time he said it 3 years ago. The State Department was infested with lefties who were undermining everything the present administration was trying to do. The rodent bomb seems to be working.



Tommy Franks is only giving his opinion. He's retired and in no official position of aurthority.



The ones you should fear are the terrorists,not your government.
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Senate and Congressional seats---DUH!



It's already been thrown out in the air by the "religious right" and October is coming!



Television evangelist and Christian Coalition founder Pat Robertson's suggestion that a nuclear device should be used to wipe out the State Department.


CNN.com - Pat Robertson's 'nuke' idea draws protest - Oct. 9, 2003 Thursday, October 9, 2003



And then ol Tommy........



Tommy Franks says that if the United States is hit with a weapon of mass destruction that inflicts large casualties, the Constitution will likely be ...


Gen. Franks Doubts Constitution Will Survive WMD Attack Friday, Nov. 21, 2003




It's rather amusing how you tout this as some sort of, "Oh my gosh! I NEVER thought of that before! Golly Gee!" issue.



Elections are in early November. When, in Sam Hill, do you THINK the politicians will pull out their "big guns" - a year earlier?
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alias and jefferson I do not stand by the destruction of Our Great Nation as the Republican party is trying to do!



1.Destroy civil liberties

FindLaw's Writ - Lazarus: Warrantless Wiretapping Why It Seriously Imperils the Separation of Powers, And Continues the Executive's Sapping of Power From Congress and the Courts

NSA Domestic Warrantless Wiretapping and the ?Trust Me? President - Center for American Progress



2. Run the U.S. so far in debt the U.S. collapse's

It's The Debt-UWSA National Debt Clock



3. Fill Our government with crooks and liars

Bush Criminal Appointments



"Our government has kept us in a perpetual state of fear - kept us in a continuous stampede of patriotic fervor - with the cry of grave national emergency. Always there has been some terrible evil at home or some monstrous foreign power that was going to gobble us up if we did not blindly rally behind it." ~ General Douglas Macarthur, 1957



We were warned!

Military-Industrial Complex Speech, Dwight D. Eisenhower, 1961
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alias and jefferson I do not stand by the destruction of Our Great Nation as the Republican party is trying to do!



1.Destroy civil liberties

FindLaw's Writ - Lazarus: Warrantless Wiretapping Why It Seriously Imperils the Separation of Powers, And Continues the Executive's Sapping of Power From Congress and the Courts

NSA Domestic Warrantless Wiretapping and the ?Trust Me? President - Center for American Progress



2. Run the U.S. so far in debt the U.S. collapse's

It's The Debt-UWSA National Debt Clock



3. Fill Our government with crooks and liars

Bush Criminal Appointments



"Our government has kept us in a perpetual state of fear - kept us in a continuous stampede of patriotic fervor - with the cry of grave national emergency. Always there has been some terrible evil at home or some monstrous foreign power that was going to gobble us up if we did not blindly rally behind it." ~ General Douglas Macarthur, 1957



We were warned!

Military-Industrial Complex Speech, Dwight D. Eisenhower, 1961


You're a lunatic.



Can you ever just stay on topic, or do you always just post whatever drug-frenzied idea that happens to pop into your skull?
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You're a lunatic.



Can you ever just stay on topic, or do you always just post whatever drug-frenzied idea that happens to pop into your skull?


Ditto!



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Ditto!





And the question that is constantly being asked of you:



What, in sam hill, does that post have to do with anything?
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Child, tell me specifically what rights you have lost due to Bush & Co?
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