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Obama to Return to State

Posted April 24, 2008

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— Barack Obama will return to the Tar Heel state on Monday, his campaign announced Thursday.

Obama will appear at a One-Stop Early Vote Rally at UNC-Chapel Hill’s Dean E. Smith Center at 9:30 p.m.

The event is part of a push by the Obama campaign to encourage North Carolinians to participate in the state's primary and in its first-ever One-Stop Early Vote period.

The event is free and open to the public, but tickets are required.

Ticket distribution will take place Friday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Monday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Tickets will be distributed at these locations:

Orange County

Obama table outside the Morehead Planetarium
150 E. Franklin Street
Chapel Hill

Obama table outside the Carrboro Town Hall
301 West Main Street
Carrboro

Wake County

Obama table outside the Pullen Arts Center
105 Pullen Road
Raleigh

Durham County

Obama table outside of the Old Durham Ball Park
Corporation and Morris Streets
Durham, NC

Guilford County

Obama table outside the Greensboro Coliseum
Northside of Pavilion Parking Lot
1921 W. Lee Street
Greensboro

Alamance County

Obama Table outside the Youth Services Building
201 W. Elm Street
Graham

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  • wildervb Apr 25, 2008

    "This is a web-site that has the cost of goods in the UK. One needs to adjust it for the exchange rate and the lbs/metric conversion but this shows there is no such thing as free health care!"

    Who's asking for free health care, who's proposing it? Both the Democrats are offereing plans that make buying health insurance more affordable, both have proposed allowing consumers to buy into affordable plans regardless of medical conditions.

    "And whose money is it? It's not the government's that entity can only take money. It cannot create wealth!"

    When the money is being borrowed from China, I guess you could say it's the Chinesse government's money. So McCain, like Bush, is offering to give consumers money borrowed from the Chinesse, so they can buy more Chinesse products. I realy can't see how this will stimulate the economy in the long term.

    One last point CollieDave, Clinton didn't create the Dot.com bubble, but he did create a budget surplus.

  • colliedave Apr 25, 2008

    . If you want real change...in regards to the economy, the war, foreign policy, health care, and education...Vote Obama.

    yep, tarheelalum, you have bought hook, line and sinker into the drivel you were fed at UNC.

  • colliedave Apr 25, 2008

    to the taxes we had in the 90's, when the economy performed far better than it is today.

    Yes, back to the days of the dot.com bubble and the inflated returns from compamies such as Enron! If Slick can lies about an affair, why should a company exec force lies about a company's profits?

  • Just Ice Apr 25, 2008

    wildervb: "You might notice that generally I try to discuss issues, I present my opinions, backed up by facts"

    Well spoken and I respect that. We definitely disagree on this issue but that's why they're called opinions; we all have one.

  • colliedave Apr 25, 2008

    (he's promising more tax cuts to everyone, which amounts to borrowing more money to win votes).

    And whose money is it? It's not the government's that entity can only take money. It cannot create wealth!

  • colliedave Apr 25, 2008

    http://www.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/customs/questions/cost.html

    This is a web-site that has the cost of goods in the UK. One needs to adjust it for the exchange rate and the lbs/metric conversion but this shows there is no such thing as free health care!

  • wildervb Apr 25, 2008

    Just Ice, I was refering to the first few posts, which were just the typical attack posts.

    The fact that Obama is capable of proposing some tough stances during the actual election process is admirable. I prefer this over the typical pandering. Whether or not it gets through Congress is another story, events often drive what actions will take place.

    I don't expect everyone to support Obama, I don't consider him the perfect man or candidate. But if someone makes something up, or states something that is blatantly false then of course I'll dispute it, even call it ignorant if it is.

    You might notice that generally I try to discuss issues, I present my opinions, backed up by facts.

    Personally I don't like pandering politicians. Of the three remaining I rate Hillary as the most pandering (she's promising to fix every problem known to mankind), McCain comes in second, (he's promising more tax cuts to everyone, which amounts to borrowing more money to win votes).

  • colliedave Apr 25, 2008

    He's made it clear that he'd allow the Bush tax cuts expire for those earning over 200k,

    And these are people who own businesses that employ your and Barry's beloved "poor" people.

  • Just Ice Apr 25, 2008

    wildervb: "I agree with you tarheelalum, those criticizing Obama do it out of pure ignorance."

    That's about one of the most ignorant statements I've heard on this board and I've heard a lot. So according to you 2, if you don't bow down and worship Obama, you're ignorant. Now who sounds like an elitist?

    I base my criticizims on facts that I obtain from reliable and diverse national news sources and from the candidates themselves. Based on that information, I've found problems with Senator Obama's judgment, honesty, and character not to mention his lack of experience or any record of accomplishment as a politician.

    wildervb: "These are tough stances to take politically"

    Not tough at all when you don't intend to follow through. The Democrats are already backing away from the health care issue. They'll do the same on Iraq and tax cuts.

    But you 2 keep living in your fantasy world. Maybe Obama will promise 4-day work weeks and 3-day weekends and free beer Fridays.

  • mugofstout2 Apr 25, 2008

    issymayake,
    I am saying that the man making $10.00 and hour should hold off on having children until he can support them. Why should the rest of us pay for he (or she) to experience parenthood? And yes, I think you should raise your own kids, not rely on non-family members to do it for you.
    And my point on Public Education is this. If you make enough to afford better for your kids, your money should leave the system with you. It would be the same with Government Heath Care.

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