With 41 Days To The Election, Americans' Priorities Have Never Been Clearer

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Forget foreign policy debacles; never mind the gridlock and polarization that is dominating a looming 'fiscal cliff'; ignore Super-PAC-dominated propaganda - it seems the well-educated American citizen is fully cognizant of what each Presidential candidate (and his party) truly stands for. As the chart below shows, priorities on Sunday night were extremely clear...



(h/t @Not_Jim_Cramer)

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Tue, 09/25/2012 - 10:53 | 2827824 HelluvaEngineer
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WTF is wrong with people?  I mean, Bob's Burgers is friggin' hilarious!

Tue, 09/25/2012 - 10:54 | 2827835 GetZeeGold
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Bob serves all the Koolaid you can drink with his burgers......hell of a deal.


Tue, 09/25/2012 - 10:57 | 2827853 redpill
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Don't blame me, I voted for Ron Paul.

Tue, 09/25/2012 - 11:06 | 2827912 idea_hamster
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At least with football or the Emmys, you don't know what the outcome is.

Tue, 09/25/2012 - 11:32 | 2828035 goldfish1
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Sheeple aren't as dumb as they look.

Tue, 09/25/2012 - 11:55 | 2828154 DaveyJones
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Headline Huki

"Candidates debate how to fix the economy"

I thought they already neutered it

"Is housing risen from the ashes?"

that's a crow not a phoenix

"consumer confidence jumps to seven month high"

barbiturate or opiate?

Tue, 09/25/2012 - 13:04 | 2828469 tmosley
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I calculate that this is 42.5 million people (or is that "households").  The US population is over 314 million.  So...this is kind of pointless, especially without looking at those watching cable.  Just looking at this graph, I would be extraordinarily proud to be an American, as 85% of people weren't watching television.  But we presume they are just watching cable, or some internet television outlet.  But then, what if they were online, reading about important socio-economic events to prepare for the next week?

That would be nice, even if it is unlikely.  The point is that we can't tell.

Tue, 09/25/2012 - 13:30 | 2828592 The Alarmist
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I've never seen Bob's Burgers ... is it really so bad that 60 Minutes beat it?

Tue, 09/25/2012 - 13:50 | 2828669 Lost My Shorts
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There's not enough prozac in the world to make me watch Obomney for 30 seconds, never mind an hour.  Who hasn't heard enough?

As for voting for Lucifer vs. Beelzebub, I'll tell you later, after I watch some football.

Tue, 09/25/2012 - 14:07 | 2828728 smlbizman
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i really enjoy re runs...but after you have watched it a thousand times it looses its appeal....so that o romney thing is just a worn out re run that has the same thing over and over and over and over and and over again.....

Tue, 09/25/2012 - 14:10 | 2828741 Relentless
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"Is housing risen from the ashes?"

that's a crow not a phoenix

You just disturbed the vultures picking over the carcass.


Tue, 09/25/2012 - 11:43 | 2828052 hedgeless_horseman
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Last Sunday night I went on a long trail run with my wife.  That was our priority.  We saw one other person in two hours on a perfect single track trail on a perfect late summer evening.

Enjoy your football, television, and intra-squad elections.  It is a free country, but remember that choices have consequences.



Tue, 09/25/2012 - 11:45 | 2828101 Karl von Bahnhof
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Porsche? I mean nice, very nice, lots of trees...

Tue, 09/25/2012 - 11:56 | 2828158 Raymond Reason
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Nice ponytail. 

Tue, 09/25/2012 - 12:13 | 2828225 Red Heeler
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I'd keep the wife by all means but lose the car.

If times become chaotic those who have nothing will attempt to take from those who have. The more it appears one has, the more likely one will be a target.

Tue, 09/25/2012 - 12:27 | 2828278 hedgeless_horseman
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If times become chaotic...


Wed, 09/26/2012 - 23:47 | 2834493 Likstane
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@hedgeless- does your wife run in sandals or did you just want to show us your porchsha and her ass?

Tue, 09/25/2012 - 13:12 | 2828509 MiltonFriedmans...
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Maybe it's a package deal.

Tue, 09/25/2012 - 13:16 | 2828526 Red Heeler
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In which case keep the car well-maintained.

Tue, 09/25/2012 - 12:29 | 2828289 uhb
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nice backside. no, i don't mean the car...

Tue, 09/25/2012 - 12:37 | 2828323 Grinder74
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Put a burka on that slut!

Tue, 09/25/2012 - 14:48 | 2828899 ShouldveLeftHer
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Tue, 09/25/2012 - 12:39 | 2828338 Miffed Microbio...
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My wonderful husband and I spent last weekend at a friends winery/ vineyard helping them harvest their Syrah, Pettite Syrah and Cab as we do every year. We picked about 5 tons and will pick again this weekend. Afterwards we picnicked in the high meadow overlooking their vines. It was tiring but very grounding, a joy to be with those you love working the land. I am so grateful for my life and friends, those who have supplanted that for TV I pity. Nature is such an underappriciated joy.

Miffed :-)

Tue, 09/25/2012 - 12:44 | 2828370 Freewheelin Franklin
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This is not my beautiful wife!



Tue, 09/25/2012 - 14:08 | 2828733 tonyw
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I do find myself behind the wheel of a large automobile and sometimes i take out the small one for a drive.

I do say my God what have i done to deserve such a wonderful life:-)

Same as it ever was - well for a long time now.

Tue, 09/25/2012 - 13:06 | 2828477 BlackholeDivestment
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...umm, hate to break it to you Sunshine but, running is one of the dumbest things people do to their body, and yes you will pay for it in the long ''run'', if you don't bust your ass in the short run. At least you were not boxing each other and calling it exercise, just pounding your joints and bouncing your innards around. Lol. Now if you were just walking, you would not have sounded like an idiot playing football to the point where they blow their own head off from all the high impact years down the road. Running is a sport. Sport is not exercise, because, there is a price to be paid for learning how to skillfully abuse your body. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n7QZNZx2QKA 

The Truth is not a choice. You bruised your heal on your own ass and said  ''this is going to hurt'' ''it's a free country''.  LMAO. Come on man.

Tue, 09/25/2012 - 13:22 | 2828536 metastar
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Sitting on your ass, smoking, drinking 32 oz sodas, smoking, coking, drinking, trancing out to TV, eating crap (though I support your right to do so as I believe in survival of the fittest) are absolutely some of the dumbest thing you could do. I suspect this man and his wife have no heart disease, and perfect (or nearly so) blood chemistry.

When I look at those my age, all the prescribed drugs they take and all their health issue, I am running for my life! Yes there is a cost, but there is an even greater cost for doing nothing.

Tue, 09/25/2012 - 13:35 | 2828616 pods
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You can preach that till you are blue in the face but, err, nevermind.


Tue, 09/25/2012 - 22:14 | 2830712 jerry_theking_lawler
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pods, i was sitting on the couch, putting out a cigarette and finishing up a TV show and was breezing through ZH and saw your post.....i happened to just take a big gulp (from my BIG GULPtm) and spewed it all over my computer.....now i will have to sit here and read post through a cola mottled screen.....nope, i can't get up to clean it b/c my ass is cemented to the chair.....blue in the face. ha

Tue, 09/25/2012 - 13:39 | 2828628 DaveyJones
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Do you mean to suggest that the last fifty years are not the sole definition of how humans should eat, think, & tweet? Are you suggesting mankind is a physical animal with biological limitations and nutritional needs tied to a million year evolution? Crazy    

Tue, 09/25/2012 - 13:53 | 2828649 hedgeless_horseman
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...mankind is a physical animal with biological limitations and nutritional needs tied to a million year evolution?

As Chris McDougall illustrates so well in his book, there is evidence to suggest that we are all born to run.

Tue, 09/25/2012 - 16:31 | 2829431 SmackDaddy
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That book is dumb as fuck.  Distance running just teaches one to be slow.  I dont give a fuck how far you can run.  I'll catch you within my first 15 strides and rip you in half.  Vertical leap is the standard by which athleticism is measured.  Your wife is hot though....

Wed, 09/26/2012 - 01:15 | 2830945 BlackholeDivestment
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...LMAO, your offers did not speak to the point of order, but at least you did not disagree about how stupid running is. 

Here, because I love you, the late Arthur Jones beckons you. I will not post a link, you will need to make an effort, but here is a quote. Lol. 

Now, before somebody jumps to a wrong conclusion and assumes that I approve of either aerobic exercise or Kenneth Cooper, let me say that most aerobic-style exercises are worthless for any purpose, many of them are dangerous to the point of insanity and that Kenneth Cooper is a borderline idiot who knows less than nothing about productive exercise. Too strong, a rash statement? No, quite the contrary: in 1975, while I was conducting research at the U. S. Military Academy, West Point, Dr. Cooper sent two of his associates to West Point for the purpose of conducting an extensive battery of tests in order to evaluate the cardiovascular results of the exercises that our subjects were performing. But then, afterwards, Cooper was so surprised by the results that he not only refused to believe them but even refused to read them. 


Tue, 09/25/2012 - 16:08 | 2829305 i love cholas
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Enjoy your porsche that depreciating asset has its consequences.

Tue, 09/25/2012 - 16:16 | 2829336 RunningMan
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Bravo. Running is the best medicine in the world. Trail running is the same medicine, with an added kick.

“You don't stop running because you get old, you get old because you stop running.”

Tue, 09/25/2012 - 11:45 | 2828102 55 men
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Tell that to the Packers. 

Tue, 09/25/2012 - 12:24 | 2828270 LMAOLORI
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Hey the Pack was robbed and people can't spend 24/7 worrying about our overlords robbing us

Replacement ref furor grows

Tue, 09/25/2012 - 13:18 | 2828534 MiltonFriedmans...
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Yeah, the Pack was robbed and the Nation is up and arms, but nary a mention of another bankster bailout just handed out by the Chairsatan, to the tune of 4trillion. At least it's only fiat.

Tue, 09/25/2012 - 14:03 | 2828711 odatruf
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The chart is for Sunday night, not Monday.  That was Patriots vs Ravens.  The Pats blew it and now are looking up at most of the AFC.


Tue, 09/25/2012 - 13:13 | 2828515 Arcturus
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With the Obam/Romney ticket we do know that a loser will be elcted this fall.

Tue, 09/25/2012 - 13:19 | 2828543 MiltonFriedmans...
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I for one don't have a particular flavor of fecal mater.

Tue, 09/25/2012 - 11:08 | 2827923 Deo vindice
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I wouldn't know what's on and what isn't, having chucked the TV about a dozen years ago.

If you could get people away from the TV sets for 1 year the whole program of disinformation by the elites would crumble.

People might even develop the ability of critical thinking and, who knows, even start to think for themselves. The charade of fiat currency, political incompetence and corruption, and so forth would actually then have to deal with a thinking citizenry.

It's not just what they are watching on TV, but in most cases the problem is that they watch TV.

The greatest problem in TV watching is not watching TV, but what you could be doing with that time that is more worthwhile.

Tue, 09/25/2012 - 11:16 | 2827964 francis_the_won...
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You may have been correct prior to the advent of social media.  The amount of @#%^ articles that my so-called friends spew forth on Facebook makes TV seem harmless.

Tue, 09/25/2012 - 11:28 | 2828023 Precious
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Professional sports worship.  The new old religion.  Bread and circuses.

Tue, 09/25/2012 - 11:55 | 2828152 Raymond Reason
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Competition.  That is what we teach our youth.  Compete. Compete. Compete.  But what is the ultimate goal?  

Tue, 09/25/2012 - 13:37 | 2828621 pods
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The ultimate goal is winning.

"Losers are always whining about their best.  Winners go home and fuck the prom queen."


Tue, 09/25/2012 - 14:52 | 2828925 Raymond Reason
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I'm glad my daughters weren't prom queens. 

Tue, 09/25/2012 - 11:16 | 2827966 Jethro
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I dropped TV after my I kicked my ex-wife out of the house two years ago.  TV is a complete waste of time.  When I have company over, we aren't talking over noise, or distracted by some garbage on TV.  I read a lot more, and so do my kids.  Life is actually more worthwhile without that contraption.

Tue, 09/25/2012 - 11:51 | 2828134 Raymond Reason
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Haha.  When my ex wasn't watching tv, she was using it as a night-light. 

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