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Posted by Jokerman in Political Videos
Fri Feb 20th 2009, 09:48 AM
Those are exactly the kind of nut jobs who would beat him to death and then claim they were justified.

He deserves credit for being brave and funny.

K & R
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Posted by Jokerman in General Discussion: Presidential (Through Nov 2009)
Sat Nov 01st 2008, 12:50 PM
I was just two and a half years old the last time a Democratic candidate for president carried Indiana. That year, Lyndon Johnson spoke in downtown Indianapolis and I was one of the lucky few to meet him and shake his hand. I don't really remember the moment but the memory of my mom's excitement when the Democratic wave of 1964 swept Johnson into the Whitehouse and my dad into the Indiana House of Representatives made a deep impression on my young mind.

It was the excitement you feel when the good guys win. It's the excitement you feel when you think that the system really works as an agent of positive change. It's an excitement that has been hard to find through the stolen elections, lies, and reckless disregard of human rights and human life that is today's republican party.

That excitement began to build inside of me once again when we volunteered at the Obama rally at the Indiana State Fair Grounds. The positive energy of the crowd was something I hadnít felt in years.

Today, our house is open to Obama volunteers as a distribution point for canvas materials and walk lists. We have water, soft drinks and snacks for walkers when they need to take a break. We have wireless access so they can check email and update voter response forms. A local union hall supplied tables and chairs and someone donated a brand new laser printer.

They started coming before the sun was up. Some of them traveled a few blocks, some of them traveled hundreds of miles. People of various ages, races, and backgrounds, many of whom have never participated in a campaign before in their lives, are volunteering their time because they feel that excitement.

This is happening in a state that has been written off in every other presidential election of my adult life. A state that was notorious for going ďredĒ on the big boards before half the country had even voted.

If Barack Obama can change Indiana into a battleground state, then anything is possible.
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Posted by Jokerman in Editorials & Other Articles
Tue Apr 25th 2006, 08:06 AM
No big deal, it happens all the time. Iíve been known to call * a drunk and a coke addict. Although I believe this to be true, I canít back it up. Now when I call him a war criminal and a traitor to this country I can site evidence.

When discussing Indiana we could say:

A large number of racist assholes live in Indiana.
-- Damn straight. Iíve had to deal with them all my life.

Klan members, at one time, dominated Indiana state government.
-- That was unfortunately true, eighty years ago.

Indiana is a republican state.
-- Yes and no. They currently dominate state government as they do on the federal level and we are reliably red in the skewed world of electoral votes but we also have a long history of democratic governors and senators and usually give them a good fight in the state house.

Republicans = Racists
-- I suspect this to be true but Iím not prepared to offer proof.

ďIndiana: biggest KKK membership of any state.Ē
-- You say fact. I say bullshit. Donít expect me to research your point.
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