Last Lap: Obama Passes Test In Winsted

Last Lap: Obama Passes Test In Winsted

There are 35 comments on the Hartford Courant story from Oct 31, 2008, titled Last Lap: Obama Passes Test In Winsted. In it, Hartford Courant reports that:

John Stossel recently reported a segment for ABC News titled "Maybe It's Your Civic Duty Not to Vote." Stossel questioned the benefit of voter registration drives that target young Americans.

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Shawn M Lang

West Hartford, CT

#23 Nov 1, 2008
Students are a reflection of our society as a whole. Do you really think that the vast majority of adults going into the voting booths are really informed voters? Hardly. We are not a nation of critical thinkers; we're a sound byte nation. It's a shame, but that's what I se in my day-to-day out there.
FemaleVoter

United States

#24 Nov 1, 2008
Konnecticut_Better_Yet wrote:
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You are right on. But more importantly, many OWNED PROPERTY at 18 years old, and paid taxes, including taxes on said property. Back then, only property owners could vote. Maybe we should go back to that. Kids and rent payers, who don't have much, if anything at stake, should not be influencing what can happen to those who do own property and can be devastated by government policy.
Ever heard of discrimination? Why don't you just take away the black and womens rights while you are at it, things went well without them before is your logic.lol
no birth certificate

Odessa, TX

#25 Nov 1, 2008
obama is not a citizen

http://www.youtube.com/watch ...

please let everyone you know about this video
FemaleVoter

United States

#27 Nov 1, 2008
You are so right. I see people and understand they get what they have time for..., a few minutes of biased news, commercials. Or a local paper. jingles always worked and were quick and catchy.
Shawn M Lang wrote:
Students are a reflection of our society as a whole. Do you really think that the vast majority of adults going into the voting booths are really informed voters? Hardly. We are not a nation of critical thinkers; we're a sound byte nation. It's a shame, but that's what I se in my day-to-day out there.
Chack This Out

Mansfield Center, CT

#28 Nov 1, 2008
Let the true loberal democrats answer these thoughtfully possed, intelligent and articulate questions - if they can. This is perhaps the best example of an independent thinking young man I have seen in years.

&eu rl=http://dirtyharrysplace.com /?p=4913
Konnecticut_Bett er_Yet

Norwich, CT

#29 Nov 1, 2008
FemaleVoter wrote:
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Ever heard of discrimination? Why don't you just take away the black and womens rights while you are at it, things went well without them before is your logic.lol
So the drinking age is discriminatory? Are drinking rights of blacks and women next? lol! Apparently, it is what it is because there is a feeling among some that people that age aren't mature enough to handle drinking responsibly. The same can be said for voting. A scant few, if any, of those kids couldn't give one specific reason why Barak should be president. They tend to cite some vague notion of "change," without any idea of what's going to "change." Another student said she plans on voting for him because he's black. You seriously think these kids can begin to understand tax structure? They don't even know how many senators there are lol!

You might want to read over your own arguments before you start talking "logic" then having the audacity to interject a "lol."
doityourselfweat her com

East Berlin, CT

#30 Nov 1, 2008
The "story" would have been if McCain had won this "set-up" election!
What would have been hushed up was that the union teacher lost her/his job for not properly "teaching to the poll" before this mock election was taken.
Surely if these kids where only taught from the Hartford Courant they were puzzled as to why they were asked to pick between Obama and a french fry.
Shawn M Lang

West Hartford, CT

#31 Nov 1, 2008
Chack This Out wrote:
Let the true loberal democrats answer these thoughtfully possed, intelligent and articulate questions - if they can. This is perhaps the best example of an independent thinking young man I have seen in years.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =KxhYampIl7AXX&eurl=http:/ /dirtyharrysplace.com/?p=4913
If it weren't for the unfortunate spelling errors I might actually follow your post.

“Not PC”

Since: Feb 08

Charlotte, NC

#32 Nov 1, 2008
Shawn M Lang wrote:
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If it weren't for the unfortunate spelling errors I might actually follow your post.
Despite the spelling errors, I did check out the link to this young man's video and found him to be articulate and intelligent to listen to. Sounds like he can see behind the lies that the democrapic party has been feeding black Americans for the last 30 years.
DJH

United States

#33 Nov 3, 2008
no birth certificate wrote:
obama is not a citizen
Yes he is. You may not like him (and no, I'm not a fan of his myself), but that does not entitle you or anyone else to lie about him.

Have a look: http://www.factcheck.org/elections-2008/born_...

I'm really surprised there are so many "conservatives" -- whose morality should be above reproach, since they claim moral superiority over "liberals" -- who find it necessary to resort to lying.

For shame.
truth

Chicago, IL

#34 Nov 3, 2008
FemaleVoter

United States

#35 Nov 4, 2008
YOU need to go back and read what I was commenting to. You must struggle much with your reading comprehension problems. Get help! And enjoy your 7 courses of CROW, today. Bon Appetit!
Konnecticut_Better_Yet wrote:
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So the drinking age is discriminatory? Are drinking rights of blacks and women next? lol! Apparently, it is what it is because there is a feeling among some that people that age aren't mature enough to handle drinking responsibly. The same can be said for voting. A scant few, if any, of those kids couldn't give one specific reason why Barak should be president. They tend to cite some vague notion of "change," without any idea of what's going to "change." Another student said she plans on voting for him because he's black. You seriously think these kids can begin to understand tax structure? They don't even know how many senators there are lol!
You might want to read over your own arguments before you start talking "logic" then having the audacity to interject a "lol."
Konnecticut_Bett er_Yet

Norwich, CT

#37 Nov 4, 2008
FemaleVoter wrote:
YOU need to go back and read what I was commenting to. You must struggle much with your reading comprehension problems. Get help! And enjoy your 7 courses of CROW, today. Bon Appetit!
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I did read it. And your post only tells me I'm right on the mark. Again, you silly liberals thinking you can turn a comment around by making little suggestions is almost as amusing as you thinking it actually works.

“Not PC”

Since: Feb 08

Charlotte, NC

#38 Nov 4, 2008
Konnecticut_Better_Yet wrote:
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I did read it. And your post only tells me I'm right on the mark. Again, you silly liberals thinking you can turn a comment around by making little suggestions is almost as amusing as you thinking it actually works.
You're wasting your time on a group of people (and I use the term loosely) who operate like the "Borg" from Star Trek. Unable to think for themselves, they are only able to operate as a collective. They keep looking at life through Rose Colored Glasses without a clue as to what their candidate has planned for their future. Ladies and gentelmen, you have just entered the Twilight Zone.
FemaleVoter

United States

#39 Nov 5, 2008
Pots and Pans there. Congratulations on your loss, may you reek with hatred just as you did b4. Hissssssss
Konnecticut_Better_Yet wrote:
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I did read it. And your post only tells me I'm right on the mark. Again, you silly liberals thinking you can turn a comment around by making little suggestions is almost as amusing as you thinking it actually works.

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