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Old 11-05-12, 23:09
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i honestly can't believe that this race is even close... so hoping it's just typical media hype and i will wake up relieved wednesday morning.
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Old 11-05-12, 23:18
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i honestly can't believe that this race is even close... so hoping it's just typical media hype and i will wake up relieved wednesday morning.
You know what would be *fun*... If after almost 4 years of campaigning and obstruction and bickering and petty politics and billions spent, November 7 will look like this;

President D
Senate 53D-47R
House 230-235R-200-205D

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Old 11-05-12, 23:20
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A MESSAGE FROM THE QUEEN

To the citizens of the United States of America from Her Sovereign Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

In light of your failure in recent years to nominate competent candidates for President of the USA and thus to govern yourselves, we hereby give notice of the revocation of your independence, effective immediately. (You should look up 'revocation' in the Oxford English Dictionary.)

Her Sovereign Majesty Queen Elizabeth II will resume monarchical duties over all states, commonwealths, and territories (except North Dakota, which she does not fancy).

Your new Prime Minister, David Cameron, will appoint a Governor for America without the need for further elections.

Congress and the Senate will be disbanded. A questionnaire may be circulated next year to determine whether any of you noticed.

To aid in the transition to a British Crown dependency, the following rules are introduced with immediate effect:

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1. The letter 'U' will be reinstated in words such as 'colour,' 'favour,' 'labour' and 'neighbour.' Likewise, you will learn to spell 'doughnut' without skipping half the letters, and the suffix '-ize' will be replaced by the suffix '-ise.' Generally, you will be expected to raise your vocabulary to acceptable levels. (look up 'vocabulary').

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2. Using the same twenty-seven words interspersed with filler noises such as ''like' and 'you know' is an unacceptable and inefficient form of communication. There is no such thing as U.S. English. We will let Microsoft know on your behalf. The Microsoft spell-checker will be adjusted to take into account the reinstated letter 'u'' and the elimination of '-ize.'

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3. July 4th will no longer be celebrated as a holiday.

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4. You will learn to resolve personal issues without using guns, lawyers, or therapists. The fact that you need so many lawyers and therapists shows that you're not quite ready to be independent. Guns should only be used for shooting grouse. If you can't sort things out without suing someone or speaking to a therapist, then you're not ready to shoot grouse.

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5. Therefore, you will no longer be allowed to own or carry anything more dangerous than a vegetable peeler. Although a permit will be required if you wish to carry a vegetable peeler in public.

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6. All intersections will be replaced with roundabouts, and you will start driving on the left side with immediate effect. At the same time, you will go metric with immediate effect and without the benefit of conversion tables. Both roundabouts and metrication will help you understand the British sense of humour.

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7. The former USA will adopt UK prices on petrol (which you have been calling gasoline) of roughly $10/US gallon. Get used to it.

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8. You will learn to make real chips. Those things you call French fries are not real chips, and those things you insist on calling potato chips are properly called crisps. Real chips are thick cut, fried in animal fat, and dressed not with catsup but with vinegar.

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9. The cold, tasteless stuff you insist on calling beer is not actually beer at all. Henceforth, only proper British Bitter will be referred to as beer, and European brews of known and accepted provenance will be referred to as Lager. South African beer is also acceptable, as they are pound for pound the greatest sporting nation on earth and it can only be due to the beer. They are also part of the British Commonwealth - see what it did for them. American brands will be referred to as Near-Frozen Gnat's Urine, so that all can be sold without risk of further confusion.

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10. Hollywood will be required occasionally to cast English actors as good guys. Hollywood will also be required to cast English actors to play English characters. Watching Andie Macdowell attempt English dialect in Four Weddings and a Funeral was an experience akin to having one's ears removed with a cheese grater.

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11. You will cease playing American football. There is only one kind of proper football; you call it soccer. Those of you brave enough will, in time, be allowed to play rugby (which has some similarities to American football, but does not involve stopping for a rest every twenty seconds or wearing full kevlar body armour like a bunch of nancies).

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12. Further, you will stop playing baseball. It is not reasonable to host an event called the World Series for a game which is not played outside of America. Since only 2.1% of you are aware there is a world beyond your borders, your error is understandable. You will learn cricket, and we will let you face the South Africans first to take the sting out of their deliveries.

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13.. You must tell us who killed JFK. It's been driving us mad.

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14. An internal revenue agent (i.e. tax collector) from Her Majesty's Government will be with you shortly to ensure the acquisition of all monies due (backdated to 1776).

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15. Daily Tea Time begins promptly at 4 p.m. with proper cups, with saucers, and never mugs, with high quality biscuits (cookies) and cakes; plus strawberries (with cream) when in season.

God Save the Queen!
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Old 11-06-12, 00:55
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Clearly you didn't get the joke. That's cool.

Also (it's rather unclear, but if you were addressing me). I don't accept food from a stranger.
I have a strange sense of humour so often other people's more conventional humour goes right over the top of my head! Sorry for misunderstanding.
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Old 11-06-12, 01:33
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ACF, the sad fact of the matter is that neither I, nor any of the people I regularly communicate with, nor indeed most of the posters here, can find anything remotely rational or redeeming in the GOP platform. As you are probably aware, old-school Reagan era conservatives (with whom you might identify) have pretty much been sidelined within the so-called GOP's (there's an oxymoron for you!) centers of power as the party has been hijacked by....I'm sorry, there really are no more fitting terms than....nutters, whackjobs, wing-nuts, extreme right-wing loonies, etc and so on.

A standard, run of the mill 'modern' European or Australian conservative would be much more at home amongst the Dems than amongst the current harvest of what I, with good reason, refer to as Republitards.

(P.S. Bala, we now have Rutte II in power.)
I do see your point. One of my best friends is American and over in America, he would align himself with the Dems and hates the Republicans for the aforementioned descriptions you made. In Australia, he would be regarded as a conservative.
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Old 11-06-12, 02:01
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I do see your point. One of my best friends is American and over in America, he would align himself with the Dems and hates the Republicans for the aforementioned descriptions you made. In Australia, he would be regarded as a conservative.
OK, then why keep up the contrarian clown act? You obviously don't have a clue about what the far right wing agenda is, nor the makeup of the MSM in this country.
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Old 11-06-12, 04:25
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romney in a blowout, taking swing states colorodo, north carolina, florida, ohio, wisconsin, virginia, and *possibly* new hamshire. obama will eke out pennsylvania.

i am no fan of romney. i believe he will cause less damage to the country and that his administration won't be close to lying, bumbling, thoroughly corrupt obama administration.
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Old 11-06-12, 04:52
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OK, then why keep up the contrarian clown act? You obviously don't have a clue about what the far right wing agenda is, nor the makeup of the MSM in this country.
Contrarian clown act? My knowledge on the specifics of the policies s limited but I do understand the political stances of the certain media outlets. Obviously Fox barracks for the Republicans but there are plenty of other outlets that barrack for the Dems as well.

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romney in a blowout, taking swing states colorodo, north carolina, florida, ohio, wisconsin, virginia, and *possibly* new hamshire. obama will eke out pennsylvania.

i am no fan of romney. i believe he will cause less damage to the country and that his administration won't be close to lying, bumbling, thoroughly corrupt obama administration.
Interesting to read all the different blogs which say that Romeny will win in a blowout and then Democrats will win in a blowout. I personally believe that these polls are very general outlook of what the reality is in each of the states. With the many variables such as voter turn out for the different parties, the models/polls are limited in their accuracy.
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Is this how you feel about the election Alpe?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ltCIE...&feature=share
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