McCain Campaign Launches Facebook Game

June 20, 2008 -

CNN's Political Ticker is reporting that the McCain campaign has launched a new game app on Facebook.

The game is called Pork Invaders. In order to succeed, players must avoid being hit by projectiles (pork-jectiles?) launched by flying pigs. From the CNN piece:

How do you kill the flying pigs? By shooting off vetoes. With each pig killed by a veto, users rack up millions of tax dollars as their score, and progress to the next level — but only after the game lays out campaign talking points like comparing the respective records of Sen. McCain and his rival, Sen. Barack Obama, on earmarks...

  

McCain currently has approximately 150,000 supporters on Facebook while Obama now has roughly 1,020,000 supporters on the site.

 


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Gallagher can araç kiralama say all he wants, but I strongly rent a car believe it's due to his crappy leadership and E3 being a joke. ESA's Board of Directors need to find a way to get out rent a car of this horrid contract with this Bush cronie before there's no one left on the Board.

Btw, I think Atari and Midway will drop out too, but mostly travesti because  these guys have done nothing ttnet vitamin or little and need to start saving costs.

YES.

Now I don't have to get off my ass for the important shit anymore!

Whats next, ordering pizza from Xbox live?

Wait... I think that sounds like a good idea.

But I think voting should MAKE you get off your ass, and see outside or a second while you go vote. I mean, your picking the president of the United States of America for God's Sake... least you can do is drive down there and punch out a card.

 

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I hope somebody rips off Frogger. Maybe one of the no-chance indy candidates can do one of "BELTWAY OUTSIDER! CAN YOU SURVIVE" or something.

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I guess he really doesn't support pork barrel legislation (enacting laws that are influenced solely by friends/business partners/significant others). Wierd way of showing his beliefs.

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Adding yet another low quality game to the internet is the best way to attract voters.

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Anyone else thinking that killing pigs is kind a sadistic goal for a video game?  Besides, you kill pigs to get pork...

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So two ongoing wars with no end in sight aren't a drain on our economy, but public schools are (ie No Child Left Behind cutting funding from the schools that need it most)?

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I for one would like to hear some of the reasons Dark because most of them where not made apparent to the american public.  Was Saddam and evil pos example of a human yes he was but i believe that we could have removed him from power much more tactfully than we did. The WMD argument has been run through the mill to many times it could have been  bad intelligence or a lie either way its kind of a moot point now days. My last thought for the night is  why do we americans   support most of these politicians who insist on treating the presidential race like a school yard name calling match.  We call ourselves free thinkers yet we as a whole fall into the same infighting and closed mindedness that allows others to control us with simple name calling veiled as important political points but allas i do not expect more out of us because after all fighting amogst outselves is the human condition.

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Sorry I'm so late with this. Here is the full list. I'll try to sumarize it.

1. Possession of Illegal WMDs, chemical, biological, and nuclear, and despite orders to disarm.

2. Refusal to allow weapons inspectors into the country.

3. Attempting to assassinate a president of the United States (Bush Sr.)

4. Using chemical weapons and being willing to use more on Americans.

5. Harboring and supporting terrorist organizations, specifically Al Qaida, but terrorist organizations in general.

6. Surpressing the populace of Iraq, in violation of U.N. resoultion 688 (I think, that part of the text is muddied with numbers.)

Two of these have been found to have been false: WMDs (all were destroyed, but the inspectors were still not allowed into the country, so that charge stands) and the harboring of Al Qaida. There was also the belief that Iraq represented a distinct threat to the American populace, which is understandable, but not in itself one of the justifications.

 

To your second point: we have no other choice, really. The parties control the funding, and they support people by and large unfit for the presidency. The real threat to free thinking, however, is not the name callers, but the false messiah, Obama. He is very good at delivering canned speechs, which fools the populace enough to not check his record on any of his issues. He and his supporters shut down any criticisms with "you don't get him", "your a racist", or, from the candidates own mouth "those are distractions".

Infighting is the human condition, true, but this individualist spirit is what made America strong. Fighting can stop us from settling our differences, but it fosters creativity. The endless drive for "better" causes all of society to up its game, or one group or person will take control. Be warned not of those who call for assimilation, but those who call for multiculturalism. People who are "separate, but equal" are only separate, not equal.

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"There was also the belief that Iraq represented a distinct threat to the American populace, which is understandable, but not in itself one of the justifications."

 

That was not so much a belief as much as another fabrication by the current administration to further this farce of a war.  You see the Bush administration has used fear and terror to control the populace.  What is the word for that?  Ah yes, terrorism.

I, despite the lies of the Bush administration, have never felt threatened by Iraq.  Now I don't really get behind Obama either, because I really don't think he is against the war enough mind you.  But McCain seems pretty content to just continue this, the biggest blunder in American history.  Where we invaded a country for reasons that turned out to be totally false.

 

Repeat after me:  Hans Blix was right.

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If you want to be technical about it, we were in a state of war with Iraq the instant Saddam broke the cease-fire agreement that ended Desert Storm by firing on Allied planes patrolling the no-fly zones of Iraq.

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The thing is that the two party system has fallen in upon itself the two parties are so simular in redrict and policy that it is to the point of "who is the lesser evil in YOUR opinion" I voted for bush twice not b/c I thought he was a great president but b/c I thought he was the lesser "evil" out of the two unless we can get back to the two parties two Diffrent ideals One goal "to protect the USA" Politics will continue to degrade on that point there is no way for either party "Growing Up" unless the support is thrown to a third party or Ideal. The other Problem here is that the president is a figurehead mostly he can make all the promisces he wants but he CAN NOT make policy on his own same with the legislative or judicial Branchs they all must retain CHECKS and balances so Obama's "Change" can not happen UNLESS he has complete control same with MCcain's policies.

 SO can't we all just get along!!!! 

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He retains less in the way of actual policy making and more in the power of suggestion and the veto. He weilds influence, and is the "enforcement" part of the three branches. The two parties differ massively. The Democrats see America as inherently unfair and want to redistribute its wealth to those too lazy or stupid to do anything worthwile with it. The Republicans see America as becoming amoral, socialist, and weak, and wish it to be far stronger, and, usually, more individualist. The Presidents weilds the power of appointment, which determines which judges and ambassadors are placed where. A Democratic president will pick judges who rely less on the actual Constitution, the Law, or Precedent, and more on feelings and politics. The Republicans will usually put someone on the bench who sticks to the Constitution, and is less likely to pull "rights" out of his ass. See the Boumediene decision for evidence of this.

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Just pointing this out: I noticed a number of people putting out that this is a "farce of a war". How many of you actually know the reasons we got into the war? WMDs weren't the only one you know. They were just the issue most talked about.

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1,020,000 supporters on Facebook, i bet only 6% can actually vote,

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i think Pork Invaders is a pretty cool guy.  eh kills pork in ultra-violent video games and doesn't afraid of anything.

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And it's not just another random fighting game!

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So speak I, some random guy.

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Well played.

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McCain wants to talk wasteful spending but yet supports this farce of a war that will cost us trillions of dollars?  Yeah, not going to happen.

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Check facts. The United States government collects trillions in taxes each year, and the war has been costing billions a year.

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The iraq war is almost to 1 trillion  total.

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Great. And?

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Check your own facts.  I didn't say the war costs us trillions a year now did I?  I said it may end up costing us that in the long run.  But regardless its money wasted.  So if a politician wants to talk wasted money they had better not support the most glaringly obvious waste of money at present date.

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We would have had to deal with Saddam eventually. Don't fool yourself.

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They said the same thing about Castro.

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Based on what exactly?

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I think a trivia game with one question would have been a much better.

The one question would be:

"Mr. Obama.  You have many great ideas for this country, but how will you fund all these great ideas?"

I would hope Obama would have the same thing except asking McCain.

 

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He cuts earmarks and his programs aren't nearly as expensive as Obama's. Next question.

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You do realize that McCain's planned budget would actually put us into a trillion dollar larger deficit then Obama's?

Don't let the facts get in your way though.

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Somehow I missed the memo when he put out a "planned budget". Back yourself up. Where's your source?

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He does nothing of the sort.

McCain is the biggest porkky in the senate. His saving and loan scandals of the 80s as well as his part in the keating 5.

 

Very corrupt

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ROFL!  Go look up Sen. Robert Byrd (D-WV) or Sen. Ted Kennedy (D-MA).  That's some pork for you.

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So speak I, some random guy.

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I think the limited number of McCain facebook supporters is also indicative of the particular sections of society that the two appeal to. McCain doesn't appeal the sort of voter who visits Facebook. This may or may not be a good thing, not forming opinions, just trying to explain the discrepancies.

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It all depends on what you call pork spending. Pork spending is when a state wants money for their own state for various reasons. Sometimes, a state needs pork spending to help them in a time of need, like the recent Iowa floods and New Orleans which would be an excellent example of this. Other times a state may need a little bit of money start a plan that will benifit the entire state's lives. So not all pork speending is neccesarly bad.  Veto is not the best answer, negotiating is.

What Mcaine is talking about is not pork spending but just regualr spending.  When the budget is ballanced correctly and the spending benifits the people then it is not bad.  Considering that McCaine wants to continue this expensive Iraq war espaciall without any of it benifiting the troops or being used to help Iraqi's, He would be an example of wastfull spending.

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The problem with most pork barrel spending is that it is done through earmarks. The Politicians basically paperclip their pork barrel spending to other bills that are sure to pass and thus they get funding. There is no discussion, no debate over the allocation of those funds.

If earmarking were to be outlawed, pork barrel spending would be debated more and people could actually present a case on why their state needs the money. Until then, they sneek that money out.

E. Zachary Knight
www.editorialgames.com

 

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Interesting. So what is the point of earmarks if it cases somuch trouble? I guess that Mccaine thinks that Oama is too stupid to notice any earmarks in bills. I can't see how this game would show that he is the better president if that is all he is good at.

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The purpose of earmarks is to drum up votes. The problem with Obama is that he not only SUPPORTS earmarks, he frequently uses them himself. Obama won't do anything about them, despite his "new politics" bullshit. McCain has promised to.

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What's up with McCain and video games?  This is a very poor attempt to get gamers to follow him.

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"McCain currently has approximately 150,000 supporters on Facebook while Obama now has roughly 1,020,000 supporters on the site."

Too bad Obama supporters can't vote from their computers.

Another blatant jab at John McCain from GamePolitics.

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Crybaby...

 

Thats the typical republican tactic. When you don't agree with a fact attack the messanger. Republican/neocons use it constantly with their "liberal media" talking point.

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That's a clear liberal tactic. Ignore facts, label people out the ass, and set up strawmen.

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I'm sorry, what was that? I couldn't hear you over the din about flag pins, secret muslims, and America hating pastors.

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Obama's old pastor is a nut, but then again he's understandably jaded and warped having suffered through segregation and a lifetime of racist discrimination.

...and the pastors who endorse McCain say gay people caused Hurricane Katrina, the Catholic church is a "whore", and that Hitler was on to something.

Um... yeah...

If there is a scale for comparing nuts to each other, McCain's supporters are by far the nuttiest.

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Haha. Yes...you're right, he's a nut...but no...his views aren't understandable Obama isn't jaded...why should his pastor be jaded?

 

And that's the difference between John and Barrack...

 

Barrack attended  a racist church

McCain is endorsed by a chuch...

 

Big difference.

Honest...and seriosly not giving a crap.

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well that said, are they both racist or not? never mind...we're in 2008 still talking about racism, I feel not much projected into the future

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Erm... who was the one trying to ignore the facts here again?

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How is that a Jab? It's a fact, you can check yourself if you like.

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It's a common defense mechanism.  If you aren't comfortable with what a fact represents, bomb the hell out of it.

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True, but it could also be said that much of the purpose of the game is to point out Obamas percieved failings, I think it's pretty much impossible these days to say anything about either of the main candidates that couldn't be interpreted as bias without sticking to points that there could be no reasonable disagreement on, such as the fact they are both male, both American or both live (at least physically) on planet Earth, at this stage of proceedings, everything and anything else could be percieved as bias by one party or another.

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Well that settles it. I guess I'll be voting for McCain.

 

 

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