Alright undecided voters, this is your last chance to make up your mind and pick your candidate. Brendan Spaar does not believe that there are any undecided voters left. What more can these two men say that they haven't already said before. Fact of the matter is that neither of them will be able to accomplish anything without the help of Congress. They both have ideas that will help their supporters but neither will accomplish them without help. Romney is for the 1% or people that are soon to be rich or help support the rich. Obama is for the working class American who wants to keep their job or actually get a job. So the choice here is pretty clear. If you are in the 1%, want to be in te 1%, or make a living supporting the 1% then vote for Romney. If you are in the 99% and realize that you probably won't achieve 1% status in your lifetime and want your life in the 99% to be easier, you should vote Obama. Regardless of who you vote for you need to see if your Congress critter is on board with the Presidential candidate's policies. If your Senator or Representitave doesn't support your candidate then your vote doesn't mean a whole lot.
If you're a resident of Florida, you probably know that meningitis is on the rise in your state. To help battle the problem, the state has started a meningitis hotline that people can call to get more information on the outbreak of the deadly virus. During a recent cabinet meeting, Governer Rick Scott gave an update on the outbreak and also gave out a toll free number that he reported to be the hotline. Unfortunately for him, this was another type of "hot" line of the adult variety. Instead of hearing the latest meningitis news, callers hear a woman with a raspy sounding voice (or so I'm told) saying "Hello boys, thank you for calling me on my anniversary."
Luckily for the Governer, the mistake was quickly caught by the fact checkers over at Tampa's public radio station WUSF and he was able to correct himself during the same meeting. Brendan Spaar had a similar experience when he called an old phone number of an employee reporting hotline where he worked only to find it had been turned into a phone sex line. Like Ryan Seacrest says, dial carefully, America!
No VP debate coverage because frankly it doesn't really matter what these two men think. Biden came across as very condescending and his grin was a little rude.
Instead of talking about the debate, let's talk about a real issue. Human candidates. If a candidate does anything remotely normal it can and will be used against them in an election. Today's example comes from the great state of Maine where Colleen Lachowicz is campaigning for a State Senate seat. The opposition party has released an attack that paints this self proclaimed peace loving democrat as someone with green skin, fangs, a Mohawk and pointy ears. That's right, Colleen, like millions of Americans, plays World of Warcraft (WOW), an online fantasy Massive Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game (or MMORPG). Her character is a level 68 orc assassin and is now being used against her.
So what if she plays WOW in her spare time. It's a fantasy game and according to Brendan Spaar, most adults can seperate fantasy from reality. Maybe it's the Republican Party in Maine that is having a hard time with the reality of losing the election if this is the best attack they have.
Last week we saw Mitt Romney and Barack Obama debate domestic issues in a moderator style format. While it is clear that Romney ran away with this debate, you have to ask yourself whether or not this debate was effective. Brendan Spaar watched the debate and does not think that a moderator style debate is very effective. Both sides could pound their agenda into the ear holes of anyone watching and the moderator served as nothing more than the ref that throws out the ceremonial coin toss and keeps time. I think they should try having certain topics flash up on the screen and each candidate takes a turn discussing how they would be the better one to handle the topic. Let the candidates interrupt each other or speak directly. Make the debates more like a boxing match if you are going to talk about winners and losers. The debate last week was so well coreographed that I thought I was watching American Idol instead of a Presidential Debate.
I'm sure the town hall style will not be much better. All of the questions will be planted and the answers well scripted. To see a real debate, watch the Jon Stewart Bill O'Reilly debate. Although it was tongue-in-cheek, it would be nice to see the two candidates debate using this style at least once.
It's being reported that earlier this month some servers located in China were used to breach the network for the White House Military Office (WHMO). This office is responsible for arranging presidential communications and travel and inter-government teleconferences. Sounds boring right? Why would the Chinese want to snoop on inter-office meeting scheduling? Oh there's one more thing that this office is responsible for...strategic nuclear communications. Yeah that's nuclear with a capital OMG. So far I've only seen Fox News run with this story front page but I'm sure it will be national news tonight.
The White House is being tight lipped about the breach saying that the hackers only accessed unclassified systems within the network. It appears that the hack really wasn't all that sophisticated either. Someone inside of the WHMO opened an attachment that poked a hole in the network security, allowing anyone in (a trojan horse if you will). Most media outlets will probably blow this out of proportion saying that criminals actually breached the network. Until Brendan Spaar reads differently, my understanding is that ths staffer created a vulnerability that was quickly found by network security, isolated, and patched. There is no evidence that the Chinese came in through the open gates. One thing this story does show is that the next world war will be online. Good thing I play a lot of video games!
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