Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Giants Beat Cardinals 9-0

Will play the Tigers in the World Series.

Also tonight's final debate.

Congratulations to the San Francisco Giants on their win over the St. Louis Cardinals.  A series well played.

Unfortunately the American People were subjected to the final Presidential Debate.  A debate that was supposed to be focused on foreign policy, but ended up a debate on the economy.

Here is the transcript.  And here are some memorable quotes:

ROMNEY:  With the Arab Spring, came a great deal of hope that there would be a change towards more moderation, and opportunity for greater participation on the part of women in public life, and in economic life in the Middle East. But instead, we've seen in nation after nation, a number of disturbing events. Of course we see in Syria, 30,000 civilians having been killed by the military there. We see in -- in Libya, an attack apparently by, I think we know now, by terrorists of some kind against -- against our people there, four people dead.

Our hearts and -- and minds go out to them. Mali has been taken over, the northern part of Mali by Al Qaeda type individuals. We have in -- in Egypt, a Muslim Brotherhood president. And so what we're seeing is a pretty dramatic reversal in the kind of hopes we had for that region. Of course the greatest threat of all is Iran, four years closer to a nuclear weapon. And -- and we're going to have to recognize that we have to do as the president has done. I congratulate him on -- on taking out Osama bin Laden and going after the leadership in Al Qaeda.

But we can't kill our way out of this mess. We're going to have to put in place a very comprehensive and robust strategy to help the -- the world of Islam and other parts of the world, reject this radical violent extremism, which is -- it's certainly not on the run.

OBAMA:  We ended the war in Iraq, refocused our attention on those who actually killed us on 9/11. And as a consequence, Al Qaeda's core leadership has been decimated.

ROMNEY: Mr. President, America has not dictated to other nations. We have freed other nations from dictators.

OBAMA: You mentioned the Navy, for example, and that we have fewer ships than we did in 1916. Well, Governor, we also have fewer horses and bayonets, because the nature of our military's changed. We have these things called aircraft carriers, where planes land on them. We have these ships that go underwater, nuclear submarines.

ROMNEY: ...attacking me as not talking about an agenda

Now who won the debate:  A Draw.  Obama used his old talking points:  bin Ladin, class warfare, and Bush.  Romney didn't take advantage of the ability to attack Obama on his weaknesses.  He was kind to him.

Who will win the World Series?  I have no idea but will bet on the San Francisco Giants.

Oh and one more thing:  Mr. President the Marines still use their Bayonets, the Army still uses horses and mules.  These animals can go places that a Jeep cannot.

Who will win on November 6th?  I give it to Romney/Ryan.  And I don't care if it is a landslide.

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