Alaska's Biggest Paper ENDORSES OBAMA For President!!!

Discussion in 'Politics & Religion' started by insider trading, Oct 26, 2008.

  1. http://www.adn.com/opinion/story/567867.html


    Obama for President


    Palin's rise captivates us but nation needs a steady hand

    Published: October 25th, 2008 07:37 PM
    Last Modified: October 25th, 2008 08:10 PM

    Alaska enters its 50th-anniversary year in the glow of an improbable and highly memorable event: the nomination of Gov. Sarah Palin as the Republican vice presidential candidate. For the first time ever, an Alaskan is making a serious bid for national office, and in doing so she brings broad attention and recognition not only to herself, but also to the state she leads.


    Alaska's founders were optimistic people, but even the most farsighted might have been stretched to imagine this scenario. No matter the outcome in November, this election will mark a signal moment in the history of the 49th state. Many Alaskans are proud to see their governor, and their state, so prominent on the national stage.

    Gov. Palin's nomination clearly alters the landscape for Alaskans as we survey this race for the presidency -- but it does not overwhelm all other judgment. The election, after all is said and done, is not about Sarah Palin, and our sober view is that her running mate, Sen. John McCain, is the wrong choice for president at this critical time for our nation.

    Sen. Barack Obama, the Democratic nominee, brings far more promise to the office. In a time of grave economic crisis, he displays thoughtful analysis, enlists wise counsel and operates with a cool, steady hand. The same cannot be said of Sen McCain


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    Yet despite her formidable gifts, few who have worked closely with the governor would argue she is truly ready to assume command of the most important, powerful nation on earth. To step in and juggle the demands of an economic meltdown, two deadly wars and a deteriorating climate crisis would stretch the governor beyond her range. Like picking Sen. McCain for president, putting her one 72-year-old heartbeat from the leadership of the free world is just too risky at this time.
     
  2. Sounds like a very smart editorial staff with a well run newspaper.

    They know what side of the bread is buttered! :D
     
  3. Palin has an 80% approval rating, and they endorse the democrat.

    This will come full circle. How's the New York Times doin'? And yet they all are so arrogant, they continue on the same path.
     
  4. Newspaper editorial boards are supposed to be independent and not driven by business decisions.
     
  5. ........and kids aren't supposed to play with matches, and you're not supposed to drink and drive, and so on.
     
  6. Just because Fox News is a joke doesn't mean all media has to be a joke.
     
  7. Speaking of the New York Times, here's an article from them that explains why I'm not voting Democrat:

    http://www.nytimes.com/2008/01/15/health/15infe.html?_r=1&ref=science&oref=slogin

    A new, highly drug-resistant strain of the “flesh-eating” MRSA bacteria is being spread among gay men in San Francisco and Boston, researchers reported on Monday.


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    Emergence of Multidrug-Resistant, Community-Associated, Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Clone USA300 in Men Who Have Sex with Men (Annals of Internal Medicine)
    In a study published online by the journal Annals of Internal Medicine, the bacteria seemed to be spread most easily through anal intercourse but also through casual skin-to-skin contact and touching contaminated surfaces.

    The authors warned that unless microbiology laboratories were able to identify the strain and doctors prescribed the proper antibiotic therapy, the infection could soon spread among other groups and become a wider threat.

    The new strain seems to have “spread rapidly” in gay populations in San Francisco and Boston, the researchers wrote, and “has the potential for rapid, nationwide dissemination” among gay men.

    The study was based on a review of medical records from outpatient clinics in San Francisco and Boston and nine medical centers in San Francisco.

    The Castro district in San Francisco has the highest number of gay residents in the country, according to the University of California, San Francisco. One in 588 residents is infected with the new multidrug-resistant MRSA strain, the study found. That compares with 1 in 3,800 people in San Francisco, according to statistical analyses based on ZIP codes.

    A separate part of the study found that gay men in San Francisco were about 13 times more likely to be infected than other people in the city.

    The San Francisco researchers suggested that scrubbing with soap and water might be the most effective way to stop skin-to-skin transmission, particularly after sexual activities.

    MRSA, for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, was once spread chiefly in hospitals. But in recent years, a number of healthy people have acquired it outside hospitals.

    Nearly 19,000 people died in the United States from MRSA infections in 2005, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has reported.

    The infection can cause unusually severe problems, including abscesses and skin ulcers. The bacteria can invade through the skin to produce necrotizing fasciitis, giving them the popular name of flesh-eating bacteria. They can also cause pneumonia, damage the heart and produce widespread infection through the blood.

    Among gay men in the study, MRSA was spread by skin contact, causing abscesses and infection in the buttocks and genital area.

    The new strain is closely related to earlier ones. Both are known as MRSA USA300.

    The strain is much more difficult to treat because it is resistant not just to methicillin, but also many more of the antibiotics used to treat the earlier strains, said Dr. Henry F. Chambers, an author of the new study.

    The new strain contains a plasmid called pUSA03.

    “This particular clone is resistant to at least three other drugs, clindamycin, tetracycline and mupirocin,” Dr. Chambers said in a telephone interview.

    Of the alternatives recommended by the C.D.C. and the Infectious Diseases Society of America, trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole (Bactrim), clindamycin and a tetracycline, “this strain is resistant to two of those three,” he added. “In addition, the new strain is resistant to mupirocin, which has been advocated for eradicating the strain from carriers.”

    Do you think this went out of the news recently because they cured it or because of the elections.. that's what I thought....
     
  8. More evidence of the left trying to have it both ways. Out of one side of their mouths they say Alaska is irrelevant because of it's small population, but now it's a big deal when some bullshit newspaper endorses their boy. Christ, you fuckers are so transparent.
     
  9. It's always a big deal when Republicans abandon the Republican party and endorse the Democrat, such as that newspaper, Colin Powell, Scott Mclellan (former press secretary to Bush, Christopher Buckley from the National Review (had to resign for endorsing Obama), Joel Haugen fighting for the congressional race in Oregon endorsing Obama, William Weld former Republican governor endorsing Obama, and so on, and so on and so on...

    I could go on but you get the point. I'm just waiting for McCain to endorse Obama.
     
  10. Given:

    Larry Craig (R--Gay sex in washrooms)

    Mark Foley (R -- gay sex with congressional pages)

    Ted Haggard (E -- gay sex with a prostitute and meth)

    Bob Allen (R -- Gay sex with cop)

    Glenn Murphy Jr. (R-- National Chairman of Young Republicans -- caught giving mouth to penis resuscitation to a young Republican)

    Jeff Guckert (R -- fake reporter/gay prostitute to the White House)

    Ken Mehlman (R -- in closet, doesn't want to leave...)

    Armstrong Williams (R - Attacked gays on CNN then settled gay sex harassment lawsuit)

    and so on and so on and so on...

    Maybe you should quit voting Republican.
     
    #10     Oct 26, 2008