Archive for the ‘open thread’ Category

What Should Be Done About the Iraq War?

December 14, 2008

This is an open thread, so The Political Megaphone wants to hear your ideas about what American policy should be in regards to the Iraq war. Historical references, as always, are welcomed and highly encouraged. Sometimes, we need to look at the past in order to understand the present.

However, spam, hate speech and personal attacks are not welcome.

So, put your two cents in!

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Do You Think Bipartisanship is Overrated?

December 11, 2008

As in all my open threads, the floor is yours in order to make or break the case whether bipartisanship is just a thing of the past or is it the fad of the moment by virtue of the 2008 elections. Historical examples needed, if necessary.

Just remember, no hate speech, personal attacks or spam. Passionate and enlightened discussion is always welcome.

What Should Be President Bush’s Legacy?

December 4, 2008

In light of my feelings about the “Bush Legacy Tour”, I am curious to what you all think of how history should treat President George W. Bush. So, answer away. What is Mr. Bush’s legacy? And as always, historical precedents are welcome.

As always, spam, hate speech and personal attacks are not welcome. This thread houses an exchange of ideas about the state of politics and history in American society.

Thanksgiving Day Open Thread

November 27, 2008

Unlike most of my posts, I will keep this short and sweet. Since Thursday is Thanksgiving Day in America, it is always a nice gesture to step back and think about what you are thankful for this year.

Personally, I give thanks that I am doing all right and have my loved ones surrounding me even though the economical situation in the United States is rather bleak. My hopes and prayers go out to those who are homeless and jobless this season. May they have relief, good health, food and a place for shelter.

So, if you are thankful about something this day, please do post a comment below. Please no hate speech, spam or personal attacks.

Election Day Open Thread

November 4, 2008

I voted at seven this morning at a quiet ballot place. I feel spectacular not only because I beat the lines; I felt like I was casting my vote to shape the destiny of the United States. Before I went to work, my relatives and I helped out the local party office in efforts to get out the vote. Everyone around me was rather peaceful and serene–except for a few hand-wringers. Most of all, I truly felt, like Mr. Obama’s words, I had a part to play in the larger drama of American history.

Whatever happens, this will be a day and night to remember. I personally feel that the cloud of the last eight years will be lifted and that the ugliness of the past will be over.

Above all else, please vote. It is your chance to participate in the system and exercise your voice. If I had to, I would truly walk ten miles to the nearest precinct just to vote. It is that important. Be an instrument of change.

How did you spend your election day? Please engage in civil chat below.

Remember, no spam please. We want to just exchange thoughts and live this wonderful day moment by moment.