Thoughts on Paul Ryan?

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Thoughts on Paul Ryan?
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Mon, 08-13-2012 - 9:54am

I'm kind of new to iVillage, so I hope I'm posting in the right place!

I was just wondering what you think about Romney's VP choice.  I don't know a lot about Paul Ryan, so I don't have much of an opinion yet. 

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iVillage Member
Registered: 05-03-2011
Tue, 08-21-2012 - 3:28pm
What Biden said clearly had to deal with Wall Street and the lower/middle class, not the color of someone's skin. False equivalency.
iVillage Member
Registered: 01-21-2006
Tue, 08-21-2012 - 3:16pm

Yes, I should have said prospective senator.

If his words represent an attack on women's rights, as you are suggesting in your post, then it only stands to reason that Biden's remarks in Danville last week are an attack on the rights of African Americans and African Americans could see their roles revert back to those of the days of slavery..  (unless we are being hypocritical and attempt to excuse one away and not the other)

FWIW  IMHO they were both stupid statements and those who said them should apologize for them. I did hear Akin's apology, but I never heard one from Biden, even though  his words "indicate his mindset" and several African American citizens came forward to reveal that they were deeply offended by his remarks.

However, there is an entire thread on this subject, so if we want to debate it, we should discuss is there.

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iVillage Member
Registered: 05-03-2011
Tue, 08-21-2012 - 2:53pm
I've been looking at the prices of homes in Santa Fe and they are a lot more expensive than Las Vegas, NV.
iVillage Member
Registered: 03-03-2009
Tue, 08-21-2012 - 2:48pm
We bought a house in New Mexico near the most-inflated level of the bubble in 2006. When we refinanced in May this year, had to have an appraisal done. The house was valued at 25% less than its purchase price. Bad, but not as bad as 50%.

I don't know if housing prices across the nation will ever recover to the pre-bust level.

Jabberwocka

iVillage Member
Registered: 05-03-2011
Tue, 08-21-2012 - 2:47pm
These are the same people who are putting on a show about their outrage about what Akin said at the same time the GOP is putting this nonsense in their platform. Akin's real sin was saying it out loud.

*psst...check your private messages on the right-hand side of the screen. I'm sending you an OT question.
iVillage Member
Registered: 03-03-2009
Tue, 08-21-2012 - 2:42pm
Yikes! What the hell is it with these people that they "know " ever and ever so much better what's "right" for a woman who faces an unplanned pregnancy?!

Jabberwocka

iVillage Member
Registered: 05-03-2011
Tue, 08-21-2012 - 2:30pm
I think the home prices have crept up 1 or 2%. That's not saying much when your home has lost over 50% of its value.
iVillage Member
Registered: 03-03-2009
Tue, 08-21-2012 - 2:02pm
If I was looking for an affordable house, it would be galling to see the best "deals" taken by people who have no intention of occupying the house.

On the other hand, surely this must have the net effect of restoring some of the valuation lost in the bubble bust?

Jabberwocka

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Registered: 05-03-2011
Tue, 08-21-2012 - 2:00pm
http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2012/08/20/first-on-cnn-gop-prepares-tough-anti-abortion-platform/

Yep, personhood. But, no, ladies, that really doesn't affect you at all.

/dripping sarcasm.
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Registered: 05-03-2011
Tue, 08-21-2012 - 1:55pm
<<The democrats can try to spin it any way they want, but they certainly were trying to reduce the amount of time given to military voters to cast their votes. A study done by the nonpartisan Military Voters Protection Project found that in 2008 less than 20% of 2.5 million military voters successfully voted by absentee ballot, clearly demonstrating that they could benefit from the additional time Ohio was allotting them. It is a fact that on July 17, the Obama for America Campaign, the Democratic National Committee and the Ohio Democratic Party filed suit in Ohio, a swing state, to strike down part of the state's law governing voting by members of the military that gives them extra time to cast their ballots.>>

That looks like you got your "news" on this from Fox Nation or blogs. Even Fox News finally admitted that this had nothing to do with taking voting time away from military voters.

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/08/04/obama-campaign-sues-ohio-over-early-voting-law-for-military/

<<snip>> While the lawsuit does not restrict the ability of military personnel to cast their ballots early, both sides know how volatile an issue this can be.>>

You can also read the actual complaint which clearly states that it doesn't have anything to do with taking away early voting days from military personnel. https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/400683-ofa-complaint-as-filed-vs-husted-early-voting.html

Additionally, the thing is Ohio only applies to early voting in person, not absentee ballots.

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