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Romney clearly won tonight. Obama stumbled around often enough throughout the entire debate, and looked less presidential. That, and the fact that Obama didn't look all that confident. Romney on the other hand looked confident, relaxed, and presented his arguments quite well for President.

Obama is TOAST!

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HairyPus

Oct 4 @ 6:32AM  
Good summation! Pundits across the board agree Mitt waxed the floor with the Big O. CNN was absolutely glowing in its praise of Ann's husband. And why not?

There had to be one moment in the campaign when all the noise generated by the commercials, the talk shows, the sound bites and the pot shots dissolved into a rhetorical vapor and the rubber met the road. And that had to come when the two men faced off live and America could take a good look at just which agenda best fit the fix this nation needs. Considering Obama's first-term record, there was no other way for this to turn out.

Obama looked (in a word) intimidated. Romney rules! ...even if he does look like Dagwood.
StraddleMyNose

Oct 4 @ 7:12AM  
even if he does look like Dagwood.
Ya know, he actually kinda does look somewhat like him, huh?
StraddleMyNose

Oct 4 @ 8:01AM  
HairyPus

Oct 4 @ 8:34AM  
straddle...funny. Now how about one with Obama as Alfred E. Newman
StraddleMyNose

Oct 4 @ 8:46AM  
straddle...funny. Now how about one with Obama as Alfred E. Newman

somnium

Oct 4 @ 3:22PM  
Interestingly enough, as much as I can't stand polyticks and polytickians, I watched the debate. If I had had the choice of getting laid, a BJ or watching the debate- that would have been a no brainer... obviously! As it was, I watched it purely for my own amusement and I certainly wasn't disappointed!

However, I found that Romney was prepared and stood his ground, while Obama was not prepared, rarely looked at Romney, kept looking elsewhere and I couldn't help thinking that the debate was the last place he wanted to be. He was like a lost soul without his teleprompter, was my impression! Two debates to go- should be interesting but really only for my amusement as it's all about the polytickian's benefiting and the citizens be damned! Always been that way, always will be that way, which explains why nothing gets done!

Just my 2¢ worth and then I probably have change coming back!


HairyPus

Oct 4 @ 3:58PM  
Straddle...belly grunt on the Obama-Newman pic. Nice work.
Wordsofwit

Oct 4 @ 4:25PM  
Romney handily won. I have watched a lot of the debates over the years including primaries. IMO, this was clearly Romney's best debate performance that I have seen and Obama's worst. Romney was clear and focused while Obama looked like an uneasy policy wonk.
sugarnspice005

Oct 4 @ 5:46PM  
I watched all of maybe 10 minutes of it and knew Romney was walking away with it. He brought his A game last night.
HairyPus

Oct 4 @ 11:26PM  
Too many people are dismissing Al Gore's suggestion that Obama was impacted by the altitude. I have a place half way up Pikes Peak to which I go a couple times a year from sea level. Every time I go, I'm just like Obama was last night for a day and a half -- listless, unfocused, out of phase. I didn't even think about it until I heard Gore suggest it, but he has a point. Maybe, Big O wasn't indifferent, overconfident or intimidated by Romney. Maybe, he was just impacted by altitude.
StraddleMyNose

Oct 4 @ 11:46PM  
Too many people are dismissing Al Gore's suggestion that Obama was impacted by the altitude. I have a place half way up Pikes Peak to which I go a couple times a year from sea level. Every time I go, I'm just like Obama was last night for a day and a half -- listless, unfocused, out of phase. I didn't even think about it until I heard Gore suggest it, but he has a point. Maybe, Big O wasn't indifferent, overconfident or intimidated by Romney. Maybe, he was just impacted by altitude.
It could be a number of things. Bottom line was/is, Obama can't defend his record over the last 4 years, and he (Obama) knows it.

Not interested in what Gore has to say, he lost any credibility he might have had long ago.

Last night the left was pretty stunned as to the outcome of the first debate last night. A lot of angry people on the left. I'm a little surprised by the lack of loyalty from some on the left only because Obama looked awful last night. You expect to be honest about how your guy and the other guy did last night, and nothing wrong with being upset on how your guy under performed, but the hatefulness and ugliness after what went down last night ripping into their own candidate is pretty appaling.

Now, this brings me in today's events. The lying is starting all over again from the left about what Romney siad and didn't say last night. Obama is calling Romney a liar from last night about what was said.

Romney has given a great degree on a lot of what he wants to do and what cuts he wants to make last night. That's certainly more than what Obama was running on 4 years ago with his catch phrase "hope & change", and not giving any plans on what he wanted to do.
HairyPus

Oct 5 @ 10:26AM  

Not interested in what Gore has to say, he lost any credibility he might have had long ago.

Analyzing an idea based on how you feel about the messenger can be a dangerous thing. If you'll dismiss a truth because you heard it from someone you don't like, you'll accept a lie coming from someone you like, which sort of explains the constituency of today's Democratic Party. Don't let it happen to you.

Obama has been defending his failed policies with aplomb for months. There's a reason he suddenly looked disconnected on debate night. If you don't think trying to use your brain a couple hours after getting off a plane a mile above sea level can do this to you, talk to any NFL team whose every played at Mile High Stadium.
StraddleMyNose

Oct 5 @ 1:25PM  
Analyzing an idea based on how you feel about the messenger can be a dangerous thing. If you'll dismiss a truth because you heard it from someone you don't like, you'll accept a lie coming from someone you like, which sort of explains the constituency of today's Democratic Party. Don't let it happen to you.
I'm going on Gore's less than stellar track record. He doesn't have a very good one. Throw that in with the absolute garbage of spinning and lies, along with the many excuses from the left the day after the debate.

I'm not sure altitude plays even a part in this. Granted, Obama flew in a couple of hours before the debate, but he's done the same on campaign rallies, speeches over the last 4 years and it didn't seem to effect him then. Even after flying in at the last minute for a couple of debates with McCain 4 years ago, he didn't seem to have any problems facing off with McCain. But then McCain was a weak candidate and wasn't a good debater.

Altitude as the reason for Obama's poor performance is all spectulation. No one really knows if it indeed played a factor. As I stated before, even had Obama been sharp and on his game that night, he still wouldn't be able to pull off defending his record over the past 4 years.
HairyPus

Oct 5 @ 4:47PM  
he still wouldn't be able to pull off defending his record over the past 4 years.

Now, THAT is speculation. It is NOT speculative to say that a 1-mile alteration in altitude will impact focus and concentration. It's a fact. However, there are many factors involved that can mislead an observer, such as what you last ate, when you ate it, how much you weigh, exactly how long after setting down at a mile above sea level you are being tested, when you last slept and what kind of day you had otherwise. All these things contribute to how much the altitude change will affect you.

At times, there can appear to be no impact and at other times the impact on the same person can be devastating. I have lived in Colorado 14 years and flown into and out of Colorado Springs at least 30 times. I'm just saying it ALWAYS affects me. And it is talked about by announcers at virtually every athletic contest played in Denver. The Colorado home team has the advantage. For decades, the Denver Broncos have had one of the best home game records in the NFL.

We are on the same page about the horrible Obama record and about what a goofy meathead Gore is, but neither of those are the subject here. The subject is Obama's uncharacteristic performance and the likelihood that we will see the same thing in the next debate. If we don't, you can pretty much safely assume the altitude affected him in Denver.
StraddleMyNose

Oct 5 @ 5:30PM  
he still wouldn't be able to pull off defending his record over the past 4 years.


Now, THAT is speculation

Let me ask you this. Would YOU be able to defend that record if you were him?

Record shows him as a very weak ineffective leader over his 4 years. His foreign policies are disastrous as his economics are in this economy. He has shrunk our economy so much that a lot of people dropped out of the workforce. He has cut jobs out to get the jobless numbers down to 7.8% a month before the general election. The dirty little political tricks to show him in a much better light.

It is NOT speculative to say that a 1-mile alteration in altitude will impact focus and concentration. It's a fact. However, there are many factors involved that can mislead an observer, such as what you last ate, when you ate it, how much you weigh, exactly how long after setting down at a mile above sea level you are being tested, when you last slept and what kind of day you had otherwise. All these things contribute to how much the altitude change will affect you.

At times, there can appear to be no impact and at other times the impact on the same person can be devastating. I have lived in Colorado 14 years and flown into and out of Colorado Springs at least 30 times. I'm just saying it ALWAYS affects me. And it is talked about by announcers at virtually every athletic contest played in Denver. The Colorado home team has the advantage. For decades, the Denver Broncos have had one of the best home game records in the NFL
I honestly believe that this started out as damage control the next day as all hell broke out with a lot of liberals in the media that night. Some from the left had the night to sleep on it and get rid of a lot of anger enough to try to spin and throw out excuse after excuse. As a matter of fact, I heard another doozy of an excuse today. Now some are saying that Romney cheated with notes in his handkerchief. It's one excuse after another.....

The subject is Obama's uncharacteristic performance and the likelihood that we will see the same thing in the next debate. If we don't, you can pretty much safely assume the altitude affected him in Denver.
True, however, I believe the next debate is about foreign affairs. The only thing Obama did that was his claim to credit has been ordering the killing of OBL. And that wouldn't have been made possible without the intelligence and interrogations, and waterboarding under the Bush administration that Obama was always against. He doesn't mind placing blame on Bush as he's always saying "it's Bush's fault". The buck truly does stop with others and not him. However, he doesn't mind taking credit for anything good. Obama needs to stop whining and start taking responsibility for the last 4 years. After 4 years, there's no way he can continue blaming Bush. Obama owns this baby (economy).

I can't wait to see how Obama handles the next debate. Should be interesting to watch since there's now more pressure on Obama to pull out a win in a debate.

Another think I didn't mention in my earlier post was that Obama is not used to hard questions asked to him by anyone and the media. That has been evident over his whole political career, especially as President. Just recently it showed with an interview with Univision. Not some of the softball question he normally gets from the media.

As for the mod that night, sure, he may have lost some control, but I say let the two men debate without interrupting them. Now that's a real debate!
StraddleMyNose

Oct 5 @ 5:46PM  
Here's another reason why today's 7.8% news isn't anything to cheer about.

The official unemployment rate of 7.8% means we are finally back to the level when Barack Obama became president, at the height of the recession. That may seem like great news. However, a more serious analysis of the job market numbers indicates continued gloom.

First or all, full-time employment actually fell last month. Total jobs rose only because part-time employment increased so dramatically.

Even so, the number of jobs, full-time and part-time, is falling short of the ever-increasing working-age population. Last month there was a net gain of 114,000 jobs. But with an expanded working age population of 206,000 and 63% of those working, 131,000 jobs would have had to be added to keep the fraction employed from falling.




The lower unemployment numbers do not reflect more people working so much as they show Americans being forced into part-time work.

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Unfortunately, even this anemic growth in the total number of jobs only came about because several hundred thousand full-time workers were forced to accept part-time work. While total jobs rose by 114,000, people who are classified by the Bureau of Labor Statistics as "part time for economic reasons" soared from about 8 million to 8.6 million, a 581,000 increase.

There are two different reasons for this. Some job seekers have had to settle for only part-time jobs because they have failed to find full-time employment. Other workers who have stayed at their old firm have found that their jobs were downgraded from full-time to part-time status due to a downturn in the demand for the firm's products.

This second reason is the most important one, and it shows that the positive unemployment numbers are not much reason to cheer. After all, businesses shifting workers from full-time to part-time in large numbers is not signaling a general economics upswing.

Indeed, this factor is the reason that the government's broader measure of unemployment has remained unchanged at 14.7 percent (the so-called U6 measure), still well above 14.2% rate when Obama became president.

This increase in part-time jobs was somewhat offset by those who voluntarily cut back on part-time work, a drop in part-time jobs for “non-economic reasons.” These are people who choose part-time jobs because of family obligations. Some also cut back to part-time because they are in going to school.

A drop in full-time employment of 216,000 shows that the economy is still not performing well. The lower unemployment numbers do not reflect more people working so much as they show Americans being forced into part-time work.


Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2012/10/05/what-78-percent-jobless-rate-really-means/#ixzz28SnCj3cj
StraddleMyNose

Oct 5 @ 6:06PM  
Our good friend RevDoc is having way too much fun over on the vanilla site throwing a lot of things on as blogs and comments that he's finding on liberal websites to agitate Republicans and Romney supporters. I think he really enjoys pissing people off and getting a kick out of it.

One of the things I have noticed is that he's been plugging a electoral map prediction from a few left leaning websites showing Obama well over 300 electoral votes.

Well, I knew this one came out not too long ago, but favors Romney. It's from the University of Colorado.



The details of the University of Colorado's prediction for this general election
StraddleMyNose

Oct 5 @ 6:20PM  
Oh, that's Romney's 320 to Obama's 218 electoral votes.

I saw another regular commentor over on the vanilla site stating that even though Romney's approval rating did go up to only 51% after this first debate, that Obama's approval was at 56%. Now, what I would love to know is where is he getting his numbers at with this 56%? With all the liberal polls I have seen, especially as of late, they have been having Obama trying to get over the 50% mark over the past few weeks. Some actaully have him as high as 52% this week, and as low as 47%. Never ever have I seen any poll, even the left leaning polls having him at 56%. Not sure why he didn't give the source of his information in his comment. I'm surprised the regulars over there let him get away with that one without challenging him on it.

The vanilla site seems to have all the action these days. However, too bad a lot of people over there can't be civil enough to debate each other without it turning into personal attacks and ugliness, and a lot of name calling.

RevDocLove

Oct 5 @ 9:30PM  
Shawn as I stated on the "other side",

University of Colorado Prediction Model: Romney Wins 320 - 218
National Polls ^ | 9/7/12 | staff
Posted on Friday, September 07, 2012 4:39:18 PM by LucianOfSamasota

I check at least three daily and know when they were posted

too bad a lot of people over there can't be civil enough to debate each other without it turning into personal attacks and ugliness, and a lot of name calling.

I heartily agree with that..Righties there are always calling me names..
I think it's funny that when they have nothing intelligent to say they revert to childish behavior on both sides

About the altitude question..I used to live in western Colorado and it took me several days before I could function normally when I first moved there.

I was ok through Denver in the car but when I got out to cross the highway at
Loveland pass at over 11,000 feet, I nearly passed out in the middle of the road.

So, yes, he could have been groggy from the altitude change after an hour at 5200 feet ASL..
I didn't see it all but i did see him falter toward the end.
StraddleMyNose

Oct 5 @ 9:38PM  
I heartily agree with that..Righties there are always calling me names..
I have seen some really bad behavior from liberals over there too.

I think it's funny that when they have nothing intelligent to say they revert to childish behavior on both sides
I think we can both agree on this one, Doc!
somnium

Oct 5 @ 11:43PM  
However, too bad a lot of people over there can't be civil enough to debate each other without it turning into personal attacks and ugliness, and a lot of name calling.

Well... that's three of my 19 reasons why I can't stomach politics and politicians!
HairyPus

Oct 6 @ 4:34AM  
that's three of my 19 reasons why I can't stomach politics and politicians!

There are really only two big things going on in life. There’s you and your own back yard. And then, there’s the rest of the world. Nothing is more regurgital (I made up that word) than a person whose only subject is him and his own back yard. And that would include his friends, relatives and personal anecdotes. But no conversation about the rest of the world can be grounded in reality unless it considers politics and, therefore, politicians. It’s what makes the globe spin. It’s the difference between order and anarchy. It’s the result of thousands of years of effort to advance the human agenda.

Yes, it is mean, dirty, ugly and embodies the worst characteristics of human greed and the appetite for power, but so would any discipline with such sweeping influence. And that is less about politics and politicians than it is about humans and their system for cooperative interaction.
StraddleMyNose

Oct 6 @ 4:36PM  
I know that Air Force One (which the President flies in) has built in cabin pressurization to prevent any effects of high alttitude systems.

Cabin pressurization



For the BBC Radio 4 comedy series, see Cabin Pressure (radio series).

Cabin pressurization is the pumping of compressed air into an aircraft cabin to maintain a safe and comfortable environment for crew and passengers when flying at altitude.





Contents
[hide] 1 Need for cabin pressurization
2 Cabin altitude
3 Mechanics of pressurization
4 Unplanned decompression
5 History of cabin pressurization
6 See also
7 Notes
8 Footnotes
9 General references


[edit] Need for cabin pressurization

Pressurization is essential over 10,000 feet (3,000 m) above sea level to protect crew and passengers from the risk of a number of physiological problems caused by the low outside air pressure above that altitude; it also serves to generally increase passenger comfort. The principal physiological problems are as follows:

Hypoxia. The low partial pressure of oxygen at an altitude reduces the alveolar oxygen tension in the lungs and subsequently in the brain, leading to sluggish thinking, dimmed vision, loss of consciousness, and ultimately death. In some individuals, particularly those with heart or lung disease, symptoms may begin as low as 5,000 feet (1,500 m), although most passengers can tolerate altitudes of 8,000 feet (2,400 m) without ill effect. At this altitude, there is about 25% less oxygen than there is at sea level.[1] Hypoxia may be addressed by the administration of supplemental oxygen, either through an oxygen mask or through a nasal cannula.


Hre's the rest of it...
somnium

Oct 7 @ 11:18AM  
HP:

I'm sorry... did you say something?


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