Up for Debate: The vice presidential debate

Friday, October 12, 2012 at 1:30am

What's your reaction to the vice presidential debate held Thursday night? What were the strong points made by each candidate? What were the highlights of the debate? Who do you think won, if either? Why?

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133 Comments on this post:

By: bfra on 10/12/12 at 1:56

Although you might be right, the kook doesn't know where he lives, so he probably doesn't know a shotgun from a BB gun.:-)

By: yogiman on 10/12/12 at 2:05

I didn't know you was a geographic expert, bfra (bad f@rter repeating again). You must have went to a different school than I. Was you educated in Tennessee or just go to school? I was taught the Tennessee River separated West and Middle Tennessee. Of course the Tennessee river became smaller when it dropped down from Tennessee through the northeast corner of Mississippi into Alabama before it came back home. The beginning of the hills in the Monterey/Crossville area separates East and Middle Tennessee.

You just pick the sections you want as East and West Tennessee and the rest is Middle Tennessee.

By: Captain Nemo on 10/12/12 at 2:16

bud 9:53 post (Flush)

By: Blanketnazi2 on 10/12/12 at 2:17

I just had an epiphany. The trolls are like talking to a less intelligent version of cleverbot. Check out this conversation:


By: Captain Nemo on 10/12/12 at 2:18


By: yogiman on 10/12/12 at 2:20

I wish I was as brilliant as you think you are, B2. When was my brother re-born to email me? He sure as hell couldn't email me from where he is now.

And dumba$$, if you was referring to Sheriff Roy as my father, be careful. You make derogatory remarks about my father and I'll be glad to meet you... privately, of course.

By: Captain Nemo on 10/12/12 at 2:20

You guys are spending to much time talking about trolls, when you need to (click)

By: Captain Nemo on 10/12/12 at 2:24

Blanket, Jr. thinks he is, but he liked the eduction or upbringing to qualify.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 10/12/12 at 2:25

You're right, Nemo.


By: Captain Nemo on 10/12/12 at 2:30

Sheriff Roy raised a lying cowardly son. Always talking about what he would do, but when faced with facts he hides in the closet. Sheriff Roy sure was ashamed of that boy.

By: Captain Nemo on 10/12/12 at 2:31


By: yogiman on 10/12/12 at 2:42

How about exposing you ignorance, dumba$$. Where was Sheriff Roy in office, dumba$$? When was he Sheriff? How many deputies did he have? Was you one of them and he fired your a$$ because you was such a lousy deputy?

By: Blanketnazi2 on 10/12/12 at 2:49


By: bfra on 10/12/12 at 3:27

(click) (flush) (fail) (delete trolls) HA! HA!

By: bfra on 10/12/12 at 3:32

Blanket - Yep! On the cleverbot.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 10/12/12 at 3:33

Indeed, right?

By: bfra on 10/12/12 at 3:34

Nemo - Careful, he will bring that pea shooter.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 10/12/12 at 3:36

More like a pee shooter.

By: bfra on 10/12/12 at 3:42


By: pswindle on 10/12/12 at 4:56

Mit acted like a bully in his debate, and he owes the moderator an apolpgy. Ryan is not ready for prime time. He does not know enough to be a congressman much less vp.

By: Captain Nemo on 10/12/12 at 5:37

He will pee in his pants, most likely.

By: parnell3rd on 10/12/12 at 9:49

I guess when I'm 69 I can just lie my butt off and get away with it. Vice Pres Joe Biden said "I did not vote for those 2 wars" When in fact on Sept 14, 2001 he did vote to go to war and fund Afganistan and in the spring of 2002 he voted the same way with Iraq.

By: parnell3rd on 10/12/12 at 9:51

Hey blanket nazi, why should anyone besides me have to pay for my health care?
I guess being a nazi you would use chemicals on every sick person.

By: parnell3rd on 10/12/12 at 9:55

yea jvh the democrat plan is to spend us into bankruptcy. That is a great plan! 5 trillion in debt since demoNcrats got majority in 2006.

By: Ask01 on 10/13/12 at 6:00

On the other hand, it seems the Republican plan is to protect the wealthy, eradicate the troublesome middle class, seeking a decent wage and standard of living, and expand the lower economic class, creating a pool of cheap labor to further grow the riches of the upper classes.

Personally, I would rather a circumstance in which the rich suffer along with the rest of the populace, as opposed to a new ruling elite class, insulated from the realities of living.

By: yogiman on 10/13/12 at 6:48

Well, Ask01, who is giving you employment, a rich man, or a poor man? I've never known a poor man to hire another poor man as an employee, have you?

It takes a person with thoughts and money to invest in a business to make money, not just an employee who only wants another paycheck.

The biggest problem of our nation today is too much government control. They have been taking more control slowly since our nation began. Our Constitution was written to make the government our guides, not our masters. And that is their goal.

By: Captain Nemo on 10/13/12 at 7:46


By: yogiman on 10/13/12 at 8:28

What are you flushing this time, dumba$$? Your brain was flushed years ago. Have you just reached the pile of sh!t left in there?

By: Captain Nemo on 10/13/12 at 8:58


By: Ask01 on 10/13/12 at 10:02

I am not sure if the problem lie with me, not communicating clearly, or with certain readers, lacking basic comprehension skills or possessing an unwillingness to understand.

Money is not evil, having money is not evil, and there have always been different economic classes. This is the way of the world.

Those with money, I offer no argument, do create jobs and provide employment for others. At least, that is the way the process should function.

The issue I have is when those with money forget that wealth was amassed not by their efforts alone, but through the labors of others who are striving to better themselves and provide a comfortable living. More to the point, I have extreme difficulties with those failing to adequately compensate those whom they exploit, then wag their finger at the poor for financial difficulties the wealthy engineered.

So long as those with the money live up to their claim to create jobs, and adequately compensate workers, we have a beneficial and symbiotic relationship.

When those who actually do the work are treated as indentured servants, and tossed a mere pittance, they set themselves up for whatever befalls them.

By: Captain Nemo on 10/13/12 at 10:13


I can assure you the problem is not with you, but in the reader’s inability to comprehend to the most simple of thought.

The people I do business with understand that it is their customers and their employs and contractors that keep them in business. However they are only a small percentage of corporations that follow this line of production.

By: yogiman on 10/13/12 at 7:17

Sorry you didn't understand what I was trying to point out, Ask01. I was simply saying the federal government is in the process of taking absolute control over us, the civilians. Our Constitution was written as it was to remove the rulers control over us. The "new" government has decided they should go back to the "old" system and take the citizens back under control.

History shows it will repeat it's self if the people allow it.

So my question is: Do you want to be controlled (ruled) by the government, or do you want to live you life as you wish..., within the reliable laws, of course?

Our founders were under the rule of the King of England. They were paying their taxes but not receiving any benefits. That was the reason for the Revolutionary War. To use their taxes to take care of themselves. Regrettably, we didn't quit paying taxes to them when England surrendered.

By: yogiman on 10/13/12 at 7:24


There used to be an old saying "the sun never sets on the British Empire (England)". I guess England got tired of supporting their subjects and decided to turn them loose.

I'm wondering if, today, the sun stays on the USA in a technical manner 24 hours a day.