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McDonald a man of principle and honor who deserved better I was extremely sad this week to see that [state Sen.] Roy McDonald had decided to end his campaign for the New York state Senate. As a former union activist (CSEA) and writer for two union publications, I had the pleasure to meet and talk with Roy on many occasions. I found him to be a man of intelligence, wit and great compassion for his ...


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MMRMIKE68
October 2, 2012
7:07 a.m.

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COMPAREING LINCOLN WITH OBAMA IS LIKE COMPAREING ROSES AND POSION SUMACK. THE'RE JUST NOT THE SAME. U BEST GET IT RIGHT BEFORE IT'S TO LATE TO FIX.....M

J.D.
October 2, 2012
7:35 a.m.

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President Lincoln was not leading us on a Marxist path.

wmarincic
October 2, 2012
7:40 a.m.

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If you are comparing Lincoln to Obama maybe you shouldn't be voting.

SnowGrinch
October 2, 2012
9:37 a.m.

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Lincoln & Obama.
"There are some parallels. Both had distant fathers and were raised in families of few means. Both had curiosity, devouring studies. Both became lawyers and settled in Illinois. Both got their start in Illinois state politics, served only a short time in Congress and upset political giants in their long-shot bids for the presidency. Lincoln narrowly bested William H. Seward and Obama, Hillary Rodham Clinton? Funny thing is, both Seward and Clinton were U.S. senators from New York.

Of course for many, the singular comparison is that both Lincoln and Obama are marvelous orators, given to soaring rhetoric that can lift a nation at a time of war and economic hardship."
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/washingt...

albright1
October 2, 2012
10:57 a.m.

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Lincoln was raised with few means....Obama raised in luxurious wealth, going to private schools with unnamed benefactors paying for his higher education...Lincoln devoured studies....Obama....who knows?...won't show us any transcripts or work product.....Lincoln was a marvelous orator.........Obama is a great reader of the teleprompter....not so good without the "Teleprompter in Chief"

wmarincic
October 2, 2012
11:38 a.m.

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albright you took the words out of my mouth.

SnowGrinch
October 2, 2012
12:09 p.m.

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Obama's education:
*While living with his grandparents, Obama enrolled in the esteemed Punahou Academy, excelling in basketball and graduating with ACADEMIC HONORS in 1979.
*After high school, Obama studied at Occidental College in Los Angeles for two years. He then transferred to Columbia University in New York, graduating in 1983 with a degree in political science.
*Obama entered Harvard Law School in 1988.In February 1990, Obama was elected the first African-American editor of the Harvard Law Review, and HE GRADUATED MAGNA CUM LAUDE in 1991.
(In 2012, Harvard's Magna Cum Laude GPA minimum was 3.746)

Lincoln's Education:
Lincoln himself stated that he had about one year of formal education. However, he was taught by many different individuals. He loved to read and learn from any books he could get his hands on.

Most modern US presidents use a teleprompter. If Lincoln were president today, he'd probably use one too.

Fritzdawg
October 2, 2012
6:51 p.m.

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albright1: That teleprompter thing makes you sound like a true moron.
Every one of them use teleprompters, be it the side oriented paddle type, or large screens in the audience.

If they aren't using teleprompters, they're usually using notes. The buffoonish Sarah Palin even used to write notes on her hand.

Even the Gettysburg Address, was read off of notes.
There are different versions of it, and Lincoln was making revisions to it right up till the last minute.

Those notes are now in the National Archives in Washington D.C.

wmarincic
October 2, 2012
8:25 p.m.

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The difference is when Obama is asked an off the cuff question, he becomes tounge tied on even the easiest softball question. BTW how did he pay for Occidental, Columbia and Harvard? We don't know because he has spent millions blocking access to those records. Also The Harvard Law Review stated that Obama was a citizen of Kenya. look it up.

Newsworthy
October 2, 2012
9:21 p.m.

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I looked it up and didn't find any reference to Kenya and Obama. It really doesn't matter because the issue was resolved years ago (2008) and is just used as a distraction by people who can't think of a real issue.

Regarding Obama's means of paying for his education - who cares? Again, it's just an irrelevant distraction. Romney is wealthy, too; aren't you going to disqualify him automatically, on that basis?

Come on, poor people don't get to be president in the real world, and all candidates are politicians. Their primary concern is their own future, not ours.

I challenge every voter to make their choice based on which candidate will really be the best overall leader for this nation. Forget parties, forget single issues, just put your bias aside and select the best overall candidate. Anybody?

wmarincic
October 2, 2012
10:32 p.m.

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Newsworthy, the 1st story by the lame street media ABC news.

http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/OTUS/born...

Then I would say blaming Bush for three and a half years and taalking about Romneys income tax is also a distraction..

I was only making a point and I'm sick of politicians on both sides, there only honest politicians out there now are Tea Party members and unless you get a majority of them in the House and senate it wont take much time to jade them either.

The system is broken, we need term limits and we need to cut out the lifetime pensions for senators and congress, Due your 4 terms as a congressman and your 2 terms as a senator and get a 50k check for eatch of the two years terms you served and get back to the real world.

Maybe then we will get people who want to serve a few years and make ea difference

albright1
October 3, 2012
8:40 a.m.

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Why don't we watch what happens when President Obama goes off the telepromter.....Fritzy, you should watch the whole thing....http://dailycaller.com/2012/10/02/obama-speech-jeremiah-wright-new-orleans/#ooid=I0ZXEyNjpnfCdoMXulS8XIOcpzf13thD

SnowGrinch
October 3, 2012
12:38 p.m.

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wmarincic
I went to the ABC link that you posted above. It says that Obama Was Born In The USA, Not Kenya!

http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/OTUS/born......

"There was never any information given to us by Obama in any of his correspondence suggesting in any way that he was born in Kenya and not Hawaii."

SnowGrinch
October 3, 2012
12:47 p.m.

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"President Obama's Town Hall at George Washington University" (Without a teleprompter)

In a live interview and question and answer format with no teleprompter, President Obama is an eloquent speaker.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3pEMjGOAx...

robbump
October 3, 2012
4:17 p.m.

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I've got to agree with "wmarincic" (10/2/2012 @ 10:32 p.m.) post.

Pensions should never be given to elected positions. Health insurance MAYBE only during their term in office.

Even George Washington felt it was time to go back to being a simple farmer after only 2 terms in office. People used to go for an office to serve their people, not it's to serve themselves, and quite luxuriously at that.

Give them barracks to live in, a mess hall to eat in, and bus-fare home from time to time. See how many REALLY want to "serve" - and I mean at the state and local level too.

wmarincic
October 3, 2012
6:30 p.m.

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I'm not saying where he was born just that the Harvard Law Review had Obama as born in Kenya and growing up in Indonesia.

albright1
October 3, 2012
6:31 p.m.

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I am reminded of "corpse men"

Newsworthy
October 3, 2012
8:48 p.m.

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I agree that term limits are in order for Congress. In fact, I would like a single term so none of them has to consider re-election. Another thought is to make each of their salaries equal to the average annual wage of their constituents. Removing the opportunities for wealth and power would discourage many from running for office - there wouldn't be anything in it for them! Yes, take that all the way down to the local level, even school boards.

The only way anything like this can happen is for voters to take action.

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