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    Thank you Obama. While I tend to lean a little right during presidential elections my vote has been swinging back and forth between you and McCain so far this election. In fact I do have a minor lack of confidence latey in Palin as the right person to lead this country in the case that McCain's health fails (hes old with some health issues ya know) and it was going to make Election '08 a tough choice for me.

    My day goes something like this. Phone calls right when I wake up feeding me some one-sided view. On the way to work I ride the light rail and read the newspaper, usually containing some biased opinion about you or McCain which I attempt to avoid reading. Some more phone calls from one side or the other trying to get my vote. Then I go to lunch. Walking down the outdoor mall to buy food I get harassed by nice young people (usually from the democratic party) telling me whatever BS sounds nice trying to win over my vote. Then I go back to work and usually have a phone call or two from friends where we discuss the election (the only time I actually have an enlightened conversation concerning politics). Ride home on light rail . . . alright I wont go on the trend continues

    I hear and see lopsided views concerning Election '08 all day long. Political parties are getting way too invasive into life. I didn't ask for phone calls. I didn't ask to be chased down the street. I didn't ask for a freaking AppStore app.

    I see you have published a nice little app. I must admit that it is well done and feature rich. I also will concede that it was most likely a great move by your team. I wish I has thought of it and sold you the idea.



    Now I can get my Obama fix easily and conveniently from my phone with your very clean app. I can watch videos on youtube, read some news, subscribe to your txt msg and email updates, figure out where the local dems are holding events, read your policies on the issues, sign up to work for you (for free), and even call my friends in battleground states to force my political views on with the awesome battle ground state contact call list. If that isn't enough I can also choose to give you money!

    Get out of my phone Obama. Your app annoys me. Politicians already push their policies and agendas in enough mediums during election time. Campaign propaganda is unavoidable. I shiver at the thought that minor local candidates for future elections may follow in your footsteps and flood the AppStore with biased crap.

    This kind of thing doesn't belong on the AppStore from either party or any candidate. Yes I realize I don't have to download it but I don't feel that it needs to be there in the first place. Thank you Apple for rejecting solid apps like Podcaster (don't worry we have you covered) while allowing the AppStore to be flooded with countless numbers of countdown apps, tip calculators, other mindless crap, and now propaganda direct from Politicians.

    /rant

    while discussion is encouraged here, if you can't help but post things insulting people for their political beliefs then kindly do not post.

    Oh yeah and to all the devs, designers, and management that made this app happen: Raven Zachary, Jason Grigsby, Jonathan Wight, Lyza Gardner, Aileen Jeffries, John Keith, Dom Sagolla, Mike Lee, Louie Mantia, Tristan O’Tierney. Very well done. Creative way to support your candidate of choice and I'm impressed. I'm not fond of this avenue being opened as a possibility for Politicians to campaign. Or maybe I'm jealous. Either way well executed app.

    edit: I see ads on my site that I have never seen before since I typically avoid politics when I post. I see Election '08 ads. I almost regret writing this post.
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Politicians Get OUT OF MY IPHONE started by Cody Overcash View original post
    Comments 135 Comments
    1. Grip's Avatar
      Grip -
      Quote Originally Posted by NArush View Post
      We can do this all day long man..
      agreed.. by the way.. that was hilarious.. nice find..

    1. soulthoughts's Avatar
      soulthoughts -
      The Anti Christ? Are you serious? I think we're a whole lot closer to living in the Matrix if we're going to toss out conspiracy theories, religious rhetoric, and general apocalyptic ideas.

      Dibs on Trinity.
    1. atm_10142k's Avatar
      atm_10142k -
      Quote Originally Posted by stfudvs View Post


      yea thats a channel dedicated to obama
      i am switching from dish tv to direct tv just because of it

      Dish Network Now Has An Obama Channel | NewsBusters.org
      OH please come on. What one does it they done want if one or their kids are watching something they dont like, Change the channel. I dont like fox news and I have found that they are in Dish DirectTV, cable etc.. chances are they are paying for a channel in Each media.

      Quote Originally Posted by zauriel View Post
      Hrmm. That doesn't bother me nearly as much as the reason behind our economic woes:



      Caution: It moves quick. But that's what a pause button's for.
      This video sucks. anyone can make a video and make it look like it real. I just tell people to do their own research. and make an educated vote. not what someone else says what to look for the info can be made up.
    1. Happy Noodle Boy's Avatar
      Happy Noodle Boy -
      Quote Originally Posted by atm_10142k View Post
      This video sucks. anyone can make a video and make it look like it real. I just tell people to do their own research. and make an educated vote. not what someone else says what to look for the info can be made up.
      The video touches on some notes that are true but it doesn't touch on everything. The Housing bubble and loaning is the cause for the most part. The CRA however isn't the reason. Actually watching more if it, it's mostly crap. It doesn't even mention why is it the banks are faling, just takes the Clinton changes to CRA and runs with it. Here's another that's a bit shorter and goes as far as the 70's which is when things really started:

      [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6rpoYvsc3ho]YouTube - The Real Reason for the Financial Crisis[/ame]

      And regarding who's gotten money from who:
    1. qnc's Avatar
      qnc -
      It is funny as I login to get my iPhone news fix and see this post.

      Who should ring my doorbell and wake up my napping daughter.

      You get the picture.
    1. DuRo's Avatar
      DuRo -
      Obama you got my vote. There's clearly a lot of hate in this nation. ''The richer has no concern of the poor'' ''The healthy has no concern of the sick" Others live lavish life out of others misery . ''You know you you are'' ....McCain vision is to make more war and make other Nations hate us more. If that what you want vote for him... McCain for president YAYYYYYY. More death at war. What some just don't understand its violence brings more violence
    1. ninthchamber99's Avatar
      ninthchamber99 -
      Wow!! I cant believe all the things people from both sides of the Presidental race have posted. From the bashes about Obama being muslim and the anti-christ to the video of McCain's bloppers.

      Which ever side you think is right is your choice. The only 'beef' i have with this entire post has been said before so let me say it again. IT IS YOUR CHOICE TO DOWNLOAD THE APP. TO YOUR iPHONE!!! IF IT 'SELF INSTALLED' ON YOUR PHONE, THAT IS A DIFFERENT STORY!! But I doubt that was the case because that would have been stated in the first post by cash. He only displayed his 'beef' with Obama having an iPhone app (which chances are that Obama himself has no clue that there is an Obama iPhone app. in existance!!). McCain or a supporter of McCain can easily create an app. and have the same marketing appeal that Obama's supporters have created for him. Cash is an obvious McCain supporter mad that there is not an app. for him, create one if you are that mad about it, dont create a thread that is pointless. I come to this website to find out the latest and greatest to make my iPhone the way I want it to look/feel (that all my friends want me to do to iPhones they dont even own, yes, they want iPhones and iPod touches just because I have modded my phone!!).

      Bottom line, enough with the politics, leave it to CNN/Fox/MSNBC. I come here to see if Winpwn 3.0 has been released so I can hook my friends phone(s) up since I dont like quickpwn.
    1. andypropaganda's Avatar
      andypropaganda -
      Quote Originally Posted by kryptedak View Post
      Full Name: Barack Hussein Obama////its not ment to be takin literally ....just something to toss around....
      again its not racist its the book of revelation.........its not true but nowone can prove the bible...so dont get your heart broken.....///////
      Yahaim wrote:
      Obama is the Anti-Christ. This is the evidence:
      1.- He will come as a man of Peace (Obama promises peace in Iraq, defeat for the US)
      2.- He will come mounted on a white Female horse(Obama mother is white who had 6 African husbands)
      3.- He will come to deceive( Obama says he's a Christian but in fact he was born a Muslim, practices the Islamic religion, prays Friday’s facing Mecca)
      4.- He will make himself the most powerful man on earth, if elected
      5.- He will try to destroy the Jewish People and Israel( Obama has said he loves the Arabs specially the Palestinians, hates Israel and Jews. Admires Hitler, Osama etc)
      6.- He will present himself as good and righteous but in fact he's Satan himself. Violence is in his heart
      7.- Obama will help Al Qaida in its evil projects.
      8.- Barack Hussein Obama is the “King of the South” predicted in the Bible.(Daniel .11, Kenya is south of Jerusalem)
      9.- Obama comes to implant muslim Sharia Law upon America.
      Obama is the Anti-Christ, beware of him.
      Watch him and don't let you be deceived by Him.
      Supporters of Obama: 1.5 billion Muslims, Oprah, Louis Farrakanh, Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton and all American Muslims.
      OBAMA’S GAME IS DECEPTION AND VIOLENCE
      A VOTE FOR OBAMA IS A VOTE FOR OSAMA AND KILLER ISLAM!!
      IF OBAMA WAS NOT MUSLIM, HE WOULD BE CONSIDERED AS VP BUT A MUSLIM IS TOO DANGEROUS FOR OUR FREEDOMS TO CONSIDER.
      According to the Book of Revelations the anti-christ is: The anti-christ will be a man, in his 40s, of MUSLIM descent, who will deceive the nations with persuassive language, and have a MASSIVE Christ-like appeal.... the prophecy says that people will flock to him and he will promise false hope and world peace, and when he is in power, will destory everything. Is it OBAMA??

      Origins: Revelation (the final book of the New Testament) and Nostradamus' Prophecies are two all-purpose befuddling works. If you want to sow fear, uncertainty, and doubt (or simply yank people's chains), simply claim that some prominent person or recent event corresponds to descriptions that presage the end of the world, as elaborated by Revelation or Nostradamus. After all, comparatively few people have read either of those works; most people just have some vague idea that they describe, in detail, a coming apocalypse and the signs that will herald its imminent arrival. So pick your target, make up a list of reasons to explain how it supposedly matches up with end-of-the-world predictions, and watch the process of bewilderment begin. (We saw this happen in spades with bogus Nostradamus prophecies immediately after the 9/11 terrorist attacks.)

      The item quoted above, linking presidential candidate Barack Obama with the figure of the anti-Christ, is more of the same type of denigrative fiction. Contrary to popular belief, the New Testament book of Revelation (not "Revelations," as it is commonly rendered) does not provide a laundry list of signs for identifying the appearance of an anti-Christ. In fact, it neither uses the term "anti-Christ" nor describes such a figure — Chapter 13 of that book merely recounts the appearance of "beasts," who are depicted in animalistic terms (as rendered in the King James version of the Bible):
      And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy.

      And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard, and his feet were as the feet of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion: and the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority.

      And I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death; and his deadly wound was healed: and all the world wondered after the beast.

      And they worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast: and they worshipped the beast, saying, Who is like unto the beast?

      Who is able to make war with him?

      And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given unto him to continue forty and two months.

      And he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme his name, and his tabernacle, and them that dwell in heaven.

      And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations.

      And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.

      If any man have an ear, let him hear.

      He that leadeth into captivity shall go into captivity: he that killeth with the sword must be killed with the sword. Here is the patience and the faith of the saints.

      And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon.

      And he exerciseth all the power of the first beast before him, and causeth the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed.

      And he doeth great wonders, so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men,

      And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast, which had the wound by a sword, and did live.

      And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed.

      And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads:

      And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.

      Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six.
      The term "anti-Christ" is mentioned several times in the first and second letters of John, but none of those passages specifically describes or identifies the anti-Christ figure (other than as a denier of the divinity of Jesus):
      Little children, it is the last time: and as ye have heard that antichrist shall come, even now are there many antichrists; whereby we know that it is the last time.


      Who is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist, that denieth the Father and the Son.


      For many deceivers are entered into the world, who confess not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh. This is a deceiver and an antichrist.


      And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world.
      Nothing in the Bible — in Revelation or elsewhere — describes the anti-Christ as being "a man, in his 40s, of Muslim descent." In fact, since the book of Revelation was complete by the end of the second century, but the religion of Islam wasn't founded until about four hundred years later, the notion that Revelation would have mentioned a "Muslim" at all is rather far-fetched. (And even if it did, it couldn't be construed as a reference to Barack Obama, since Senator Obama isn't a Muslim.)

      Its not true but its kinda funny haha...

      If you're right. PM when it happens, and I'll send you a $1,000,000 check.

      I have a feeling I won't be sending you any money, and do you know how many other people out there have fit the "Anti-Christ" mold according to over-the-top believers?

      You know what, I'm the friggin' Anti-Christ. Sue me.

      And yes, I do believe in God.
    1. ninthchamber99's Avatar
      ninthchamber99 -
      Quote Originally Posted by andypropaganda View Post
      If you're right. PM when it happens, and I'll send you a $1,000,000 check.

      I have a feeling I won't be sending you any money, and do you know how many other people out there have fit the "Anti-Christ" mold according to over-the-top believers?

      You know what, I'm the friggin' Anti-Christ. Sue me.

      And yes, I do believe in God.
      And I will add another million to the "crazy rants from mad-men' fund!!
    1. chbearsrock's Avatar
      chbearsrock -
      Quote Originally Posted by andypropaganda View Post
      If you're right. PM when it happens, and I'll send you a $1,000,000 check.

      I have a feeling I won't be sending you any money, and do you know how many other people out there have fit the "Anti-Christ" mold according to over-the-top believers?

      You know what, I'm the friggin' Anti-Christ. Sue me.

      And yes, I do believe in God.

      I don't think he was supporting that...he just put it out there to show how ridiculous people are being. But the fact that ANYONE in this day and age can still be so misinformed...it really makes me sad.
    1. andypropaganda's Avatar
      andypropaganda -
      Quote Originally Posted by chbearsrock View Post
      I don't think he was supporting that...he just put it out there to show how ridiculous people are being. But the fact that ANYONE in this day and age can still be so misinformed...it really makes me sad.
      I suppose you are right. He says it at the bottom, but still I'll send it to him because he's the person who told me lol

      Quote Originally Posted by C1KK View Post
      I believe we're screwed no matter who we choose, so I refuse to even waste my time voting, I think what really got him mad is that we're seeing a bunch of the same useless apps over and over again in the app store, and this is just going to be the start of an overflow of annoying political apps that will get accepted into the app store, while many good and unique apps will get rejected, if a politician promises some good apps for the app store, only then will I get up to vote on election day
      That's completely the wrong attitude. Ya, we probably are screwed either way, but you should still vote for the "slightly better" candidate. IMO, Obama is that guy, obviously some people disagree, but whatever. Refusing to vote is the wrong way to go about it.


      Quote Originally Posted by Bill69 View Post
      "while discussion is encouraged here, if you can't help but post things insulting people for their political beliefs then kindly do not post."

      WOW hypocrite!!! thats all you just did! I DONT GIVE A **** about how u feel about the politics behind an app. no offense but you just displayed the most hypocritical argument i have EVER SEEN! you bashed something that some people LOVE and some people hate (thats what politics are... ONE SIDED) and to follow your format...
      "i get on the rail and read the paper and get bias phone calls"
      well... i get on mod my i... and don't want to get politically bias app reviews.
      He's not being hypocritical. He is not insulting anyone's views. He's giving his opinion. I would like to see where you think he insulted anyone? Also, it's his website, so he can pretty much do whatever he wants with it. (But still, I suppose that could be the one thing he was hypocritical about. ONE THING.)
    1. zauriel's Avatar
      zauriel -
      Quote Originally Posted by atm_10142k View Post
      This video sucks. anyone can make a video and make it look like it real. I just tell people to do their own research. and make an educated vote. not what someone else says what to look for the info can be made up.
      Um, that's why the video encourages you to do the research yourself; you can find all this information on your own, which is what the video's creator did. Maybe you missed that part. Most likely because you didn't watch it all. But the fact of the matter is that most people don't have the time, knowledge, or resources to do it themselves. Hence people who compile the info into videos. If you feel he made something up, be specific and point it out instead of just lambasting it for no reason at all.

      Quote Originally Posted by Happy Noodle Boy View Post
      The video touches on some notes that are true but it doesn't touch on everything. The Housing bubble and loaning is the cause for the most part. The CRA however isn't the reason. Actually watching more if it, it's mostly crap. It doesn't even mention why is it the banks are faling, just takes the Clinton changes to CRA and runs with it. Here's another that's a bit shorter and goes as far as the 70's which is when things really started:

      And regarding who's gotten money from who:
      Go back and watch the video again, this time paying attention not to the main video, but the little gray boxes above/below it. It's been updated to face the claim that the Gramm bill was the culprit, when in fact the subprime crisis started well before that ever came about.

      As for the pic you posted, no surprise that the source is the NYT. Excuse me if I don't call slight bias there. The fact remains that the top brass at Fannie/Freddie were (are) Obama's buddies, the ones he chose to get housing advice from and to pick his VP. The ones who abandoned their posts after people starting digging up the irregularities. Obama DID get more money from Fannie/Freddie than anybody else, including McCain, in the relatively few years he's been a Senator. Your NYT selection is not a comprehensive list of employees at Fannie/Freddie, only covers 2008 campaign donations, and of course the NYT is only going to show you a group in which, compiled together, McCain comes out looking like the glutton.

      Look, I'm not saying Democrats are SOLELY responsible for the crisis. There are plenty of Republicans with their hands dirty. But Democrats are MAINLY responsible for it. And yes, the reworking of the CRA is the root cause. It shouldn't be a partisan issue to agree that it's a BAD IDEA to give out subprime loans to people with bad credit and a low propensity to be able to make their payments. That should be something that Democrats and Republicans alike can agree on (talking me and you, not the politicians). I don't know why there's such a push on the idea that everyone should be a home owner. It's NOT for everyone, and to try to put America on a track to do so is what has brought us here today. Banks have been failing because they're not getting paid on these mortgages that they've said they can guarantee. They become worthless.

      Like the video says, it's not that we don't believe Obama and Democrats' hearts are in the right place, but they made a very bad decision. And I for one am not looking forward to putting them in the ultimate positions of power to continue that trend (much less to give the most liberal senator a very likely possibility to pick 2-3 new Supreme Court judges).
    1. boe_dye's Avatar
      boe_dye -
      i gotta wonder...

      and this is totally irrelevant to any political party, but it would be relevant in noting for general trivia.

      If McCain were to have an app designed in the same quality, features and appearance...

      Would Apple promote it too?

      Oh, and if anyone is to plan for the financial crisis, it has everything to do with Nixon and NAFTA. America is a country that produces nothing, and consumes everything.

      The majority of our goods come from foreign countries.

      Look around you, and you will realize that there is nothing but retail as far as the eye can see.

      It's nice to think that this country can survive on Doctors, Lawyers, Office Workers and resturaunts.

      But nothing is produced. We sold our souls to cheaper at any cost and cheaper at any cost means that it cannot be made in our own country because that would drive the cost up and up.

      The countries that produce the goods that we consume have considerably lower standards, and therefore don't pitch much of a fit that they don't get paid a whole lot.

      Steel is made in china.

      Clothes are made in Taiwan, Vietnam, and Cambodia.

      Oil comes from Canada, and Saudi Arabia.

      Cars come from Japan.

      What little is produced in the U.S. is nothing compared to what isn't produced here. Even our foods come from Mexico, and that is sad because America used to be known as the Breadbasket of the world.

      Sure if goods where produced in america things would be more costly, but we would also be making alot more money to afford it.

      Never the less, funny article. I liked it!
    1. theevilone's Avatar
      theevilone -
      that's one app I will never download. do not watch channel 73 on my dish either.
    1. JacquesChirac's Avatar
      JacquesChirac -
      PLEASE! someone, some moderator
      get rid of this blog!

      leave it for the political websites hahaha
    1. rwin84's Avatar
      rwin84 -
      GO OBAMA! Use every avenue possible to inform (propagandize)...
    1. neks0ne's Avatar
      neks0ne -
      This is still news?
    1. chrismja's Avatar
      chrismja -
      Quote Originally Posted by Happy Noodle Boy View Post
      I thank you both. It's clear to me that both of you have done your research and aren't taken this decision lightly. I sometimes get bothered (same as you guys I'm sure) when someone throws a single talking point like if it was the end-all truth. There's no one way of running a government and people will always have different opinions. I appreciate your comments as it only makes me do more research regarding the topics. It's always hard to pick out of two people when my views of life are so varied but in the end I'm making my choice out of my own judgement the same way you guys are. Agree to disagree

      Again, thanks for bringing forth some good point, but I'm sure Cash and the rest don't want this to turn into a full blown politics thread so let's see if we can get back on topic. Like most of the useless apps out there, it's all optional so I don't have a problem with this app just as I wouldn't have a problem with an app for the other party. The easier it is to spread information around the better it is for everyone and the iPhone is an excellent platform for distributing information.
      Thanks, I agree with you in the fact that I always enjoy good intelligent conversation (intelligent being the key word). I have found myself to be right on some topics in the past and wrong on some topics in the past (although very few! ), but my point is that information and good conversation will just about always do one of two things. Either solidify your position or change your mind! thanks again for the conversation.
    1. greenenvy's Avatar
      greenenvy -
      I have a bunch of Fox News loving, right-wing Republican in laws who've bemoaned the supposed "lack" of a plan from Obama. Try as I may to get them to his website - it's never happened.

      Well, the "issues" button has been a nice comeback in my pocket. My father-in-law read his plan for the military and actually had no response at all. That's the highest compliment Obama could get.
    1. sinister's Avatar
      sinister -
      Seriously why not obama ? Hes down to earth knows what this economy needs more than $5*&ing Mccain "oh Im a bush supporter" Get a grip I dont wont my friends going overseas to die in your godforsaken battle. Whoever wins needs to get off theyre highhorse focus on energy driven cars so us americans can quit relying on oil. I remember when gas was 95 cents and my father remembers when it was like 5 cents. Who in the hell would have thought many years later we would pay olmost 100 % more.

      Honestly this worlds gone to hell

      i cant wait till i die because its so hard for us to live today trust me i know....

      I blame credit card companies, Fat people who cant get off theyre *** and work and do for themselves....Rich no good stuck up p12icks who make good money because those set one the good path stay on the good path and those on the hard path well... you tell me....(thankfully i got lucky and im doing well now)

      we need to get it together and get movin in the right direction

      arnold schwarzenegger for governer honestly .....
      I wouldnt mind clinton back in the house so what he got some head while he was there F7_7CK i would too if i were in the white house lawlz, we were doing good in our economy once from a long time with him...

      my 2 cents enjoy quote do whatever i dont care i enjoy my life now because im thankful for all i have and all ive worked for and well your probably still in school and in 2 years youll probably graduate and your "Parents" will send you to college i wasnt so fortunate. And i wish you well on your easy path.... ill enjoy my hard path because i work harder for the things i want