It’s Raining, Stocks Are Crashing, And The Polls Aren’t Going Your Way…

October 24, 2008 7:59 am

by Icarus · 35 comments

At least you’re not a dude at Tech.

This is your FRIDAY OPEN THREAD.

Buzz Brockway October 24, 2008 at 9:02 am

Those guys should do what I did and marry a girl from Oglethorpe.

They’re videos are funny.

odinseye2k October 24, 2008 at 9:08 am

Meh. I’m pretty damned happy as a rocket scientist with a Tech degree and a Tech girl.

Tech is the Perfect Option (insert groans here).

Buzz Brockway October 24, 2008 at 9:11 am

You’re a Tech man odinseye2k?

I guess you’re not so bad after all. ;-)

ramblinwreck October 24, 2008 at 9:19 am

If they think it’s bad now they should have been there in the fall of 1967. There were only 100 coeds total. Tech had to import majorettes and cheerleaders. This lead to much “birddogging” the Atlanta area high school girls who would drive through campus looking for a fraternity party. I guess they don’t do that anymore?

Cobb Needs a Front Page Poster October 24, 2008 at 9:28 am

I went to UGA. Sorry, can’t relate. it was 52-48 women over men when I was there. I’ve heard the ratio is now 55-45.

Game Fan October 24, 2008 at 9:53 am

I like the women’s chorus the best:
“The odds are good but the goods are odd”.

Game Fan October 24, 2008 at 10:24 am

Looks like there’s a couple of issues creeping up on the Obama camp like a slow motion nightmare:
Personally I think he was born in Kenya. This is my non-professional opinion.
http://nobarack08.wordpress.com/

Game Fan October 24, 2008 at 10:31 am

WorldNetDaily: Obama ‘admits’ Kenyan birth? Campaign doesn’t respond to claims in lawsuit over birth certificate
http://obamacrimes.com/

Game Fan October 24, 2008 at 10:39 am

And these P.U.M.A. women aren’t going to go quietly into the night either.
http://www.puma08.com/

Vic October 24, 2008 at 1:40 pm

Game Fan, are you that desperate?

Snopes says you are a last minute liar.

http://www.snopes.com/politics/obama/birthcertificate.asp

Game Fan October 24, 2008 at 2:29 pm

Well I’ve been cringing lately as talk radio has ran this Reverend Wright thing and the William Ayers thing into the ground. But I really think there’s an issue with his birth certificate. McCain supplied his birth certificate and Obama hasn’t. Man I love these open threads!

IndyInjun October 24, 2008 at 2:35 pm

The threads just need to be red and black.

As is stands everything is turning blue.

Sadly it is from Obama and not Viagra.

All of us will soon be getting it.

Game Fan October 24, 2008 at 2:37 pm

If you really like to find out what’s going on then you may start to realize that these “debunkers” and fact checkers aren’t necessarily the final word. More like gatekeepers many times.

Cobb Needs a Front Page Poster October 24, 2008 at 3:25 pm

Trouble is GameFan, even if he was born in Kenya, it probably would not matter since his mother was a US citizen.

http://shepherdspoliticalpie.blogspot.com/2008/10/citizen-obama.html

Cobb Needs a Front Page Poster October 24, 2008 at 3:28 pm

GameFan: I doubt it would matter if Obama was born in Kenya since his mother was a US citizen when Barack was born. I cover the details here:

http://shepherdspoliticalpie.blogspot.com/2008/10/citizen-obama.html

debbie0040 October 24, 2008 at 3:30 pm
debbie0040 October 24, 2008 at 4:02 pm

Black conservative explains why he is not supporting Obama..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KxhYampIl7A

Bill Simon October 24, 2008 at 4:50 pm

Snopes is as wrong as FactCheck.org is.

There was no “African” race back in 1961, thus that document on Snopes and FactCheck is a pile of crap.

Buzz Brockway October 24, 2008 at 5:27 pm

2 things about the Obama birth certificate:

1) If it were true, wouldn’t the Clintons have nuked him with it and knocked him out of the race?

2) Philip J. Berg, Esquire is a 9/11 Truther nutjob who said this:

“It is time for the nations of the world to come forth and take the leadership because of the failure of the United States Government and the States where crimes were committed on 09/11/01, where no thorough investigation and indictments occurred, to investigate, arrest and prosecute the people responsible for the murders on 9/11/01, specifically including George W. Bush and Richard Cheney.”

Game Fan October 24, 2008 at 5:32 pm

They need to get “Five-O” on the case PRONTO!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6zbgEl5lwvk

Bill Simon October 24, 2008 at 6:11 pm

Buzz,

NOW you are relying on other people performing the right “background research?”

I point you to a recent incident in Georgia Tech’s past…namely that of one George O’Leary, for whom it was PRESUMED for many years that his resume was 100% accurate in reference to him graduating from Notre Dame.

The lesson learned is, you should NEVER rely on someone else doing the proper research before you. Don’t presume the Clintons had smart enough researchers to do the background research….because thta relies on you ASSuming something that may be incorrect.

Cobb Needs a Front Page Poster October 24, 2008 at 6:31 pm

NO WHERE IN LAW DOES IT SAY “NATURAL BORN” MEANS YOU HAVE TO BE BORN ON US SOIL!!!!

Get over it.

Barack is a U.S. citizen. He has always been a U.S. citizen. And just because he may have been a citizen of another nation does not negate his U.S. citizenship.

Berg is a nutcase and this is all a waste of time. Stop wasting your time on conspiracy theories.

Bill Simon October 24, 2008 at 6:44 pm

CobbNeeds,

Funny thing about “law”…it is open to interpretation. Sorta like…college diplomas, actually. JUST because a diploma from UGA was discovered in your car that does not mean you actually attended classes and took any tests. You could have just been a good driver to catch the diploma in your back window. :-)

Cobb Needs a Front Page Poster October 24, 2008 at 6:47 pm

If a diploma just appeared in my car on the UGA campus, it was probably because I was distracted by a hot girl, something that could not happen on Tech’s campus.

shep1975 October 24, 2008 at 6:55 pm

Here’s a good article that should cover the issue for McCain and Obama.

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/07/11/us/politics/11mccain.html?pagewanted=print

Game Fan October 24, 2008 at 6:58 pm

Bill Simon
It’s not that we’re stupid it’s just that there’s too many parties and luscious women in Athens. And peer pressure. At least that’s how it was when I was there.

shep1975 October 24, 2008 at 7:11 pm

Bill, actually, there was one time when the Congress defined the meaning of “natural born” although the law has dropped that phrase since then. This law was passed by the first Congress in 1790. James Madison, who wrote most of the Constitution, was a member of this first Congress. The first citizenship law stated:

“The children of citizens of the United States that may be born beyond sea, or outside the limits of the United States, shall be considered as natural-born citizens of the United States.”

Game Fan October 24, 2008 at 7:25 pm

Here’s a question: How come you can have sex when you’re 15 but can’t look at dirty pictures until you’re 18? How are you supposed to find out what to do? Anyway, please don’t click on the links to the pictures unless you’re old enough.
http://www.astuteblogger.blogspot.com/2008/10/naughty-obama-mamma.html

Doug Deal October 24, 2008 at 8:27 pm

Buzz,

I think the citizenship thing is nuts as his mother was a citizen, but if Hillary wanted to help herself the most, she would wait until Obama won the election but before the electoral votes were cast or even before they were counted.

Then, have some right wing group release the information and disqualify him. The electoral college would then have to vote on another candidate and Hillary would be the only Dem with any shot of a majority, so she would likely be the one they voted for. She would at least meat the Constitutional requirement of being in the top 3.

If she waited until after they were cast but before they were counted, the House could still potentially select her, as she would be in a big tie for third at zero votes. Biden would not assume the Presidency unless no President was elected.

If I was her and I was concerned more about myself than the country, and had the goods on him, I might just wait until after the electoral ballots are made. Then “defend” Obama against the charges and maybe even admit that she had seen the evidence and that she was not convinced, while others brought him down.

Of course, all of this is moot, as it is a ridiculous claim.

shep1975 October 25, 2008 at 12:21 am

I doubt there would be a court decision by the time the Electors met and cast their ballots. Assuming Obama won, and then was found to be disqualified, under the 20th Amendment, Biden would be sworn in as President.

But, like Doug said, it’s moot since it is a ridiculous claim.

Game Fan October 25, 2008 at 1:33 am

Some of you people are lame to the extreme.

Doug Deal October 25, 2008 at 10:22 pm

Shep,

If it was truly evidence that would get him bounced, he would either be forced to withdraw from consideration, the electors would become faithless so they aren’t stuck with President Joe, or the Supreme Court would hear the case in an emergency session like they did in 2000.

But as pretty much every reasonable person agrees, the claim is ridiculous and is making a number of closet cases look like desperate fools.

debbie0040 October 26, 2008 at 7:50 am

Both of McCains’s parents were US Citizens. Both of Obama’s are not. Berg is a Democrat that supported Hillary.

I thought there was nothing to it at first. But then Obama did not produce the long birth certificate to be examined and verified.
I am keeping and open mind on this now.

Judge dismisses Obama birth certificate lawsuit
Rules voters don’t have standing to ‘police’ constitutional requirements for president

http://www.worldnetdaily.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=79086

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SIsQJNTvlUE&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SAZAbqgpoGQ&feature=related

Game Fan October 26, 2008 at 8:34 am

This stuff is just getting curiouser and curiouser:

“First, keep in mind: Senator Obama was the first Chairman of the Board of the Chicago Annenberg Challenge, which was a Division, or Project, of the Annenberg Foundation.

“Factcheck.org, used as a resource by so many who wish to “debunk” negative coverage of Obama, is also a Division, or Project, of the Annenberg Foundation.”
http://texasdarlin.wordpress.com/2008/08/21/obama-ayers-annenberg-and-acorn-a-family-affair/

Game Fan October 26, 2008 at 8:40 am

“Curiouser and curiouser!” Cried Alice (she was so much surprised, that for the moment she quite forgot how to speak good English).
http://www.ruthannzaroff.com/wonderland/curiouser.htm

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