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Obama's Chicago Politics: Thuggery Not Civility

Tim4565 Wrote: May 03, 2012 10:52 AM
It's "Thuggery, Not Civility." You need a comma in that phrase. It will be a great day when Townhall decides to employ some copy editors.
dahni Wrote: May 03, 2012 3:23 PM
Maybe you could apply for the job. Maybe you could contribute something then???
Elisabeth26 Wrote: May 03, 2012 11:53 AM
Amen. I oft despair when I read the typos and little idiocies of common parlance, i.e., to "decimate" means to destroy one in ten -- "eradicate" means to destroy to extinction.
dahni Wrote: May 03, 2012 3:27 PM
Actually the 1 in 10 is just one definition. The one most people use, and understand, is 'to do great harm to a large group', imo.
Roy323 Wrote: May 03, 2012 11:22 PM
I have almost always seen decimate used to denote rendering something virtually inoperable/beyond renovation. In the terms of the vernacular "WASTED"!
It has been reported that the Obama campaign this year, as in 2008, has disabled or chosen not to use AVS in screening contributions made by credit card.

That doesn't sound very important. But it's evidence of a modus operandi that strikes me as thuggish.

AVS stands for Address Verification System. It's the software that checks whether the name of the cardholder matches his or her address.

If a campaign doesn't use AVS, it can wind up accepting contributions from phony names or accepting contributions from foreigners, both of which are illegal.

The 2008 Obama campaign pocketed money from "John Galt, 1957 Ayn Rand...