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Join Us at Patch's Presidential Debate Viewing Party

Watch with us on Oct. 3.

Where will you be the night of Oct. 3 for the first presidential debate?

We hereby invite you to join us at Patch's presidential debate viewing party at The Bench Bar and Grill in Stony Brook. The party starts at 8:30 p.m. and will run until the close of the debate at 10:30 p.m.

Watch with us as President Barack Obama and candidate Mitt Romney square off in a debate focused on domestic policy. Jim Lehrer, host of NewsHour on PBS, will be the moderator.

All members of the community are welcome to this event, which will feature free food and lively conversation with fellow locals and students. We've invited local government representatives and other public figures, and we'll be running a live blog across Patch sites in Suffolk County to give everyone not at the party the opportunity to share their thoughts on the debate as it unfolds.

We'd love to see you there.

Click here to visit the event listing and RSVP on Facebook.

John Gruber October 02, 2012 at 02:39 AM
didn't we learn in 2008 we can't trust companies to do the right thing?
EG October 02, 2012 at 04:09 AM
No we don't live in the 80's anymore, but I'll call out the revisionists everytime I'll get to the so called evil corporations in another post
John Gruber October 02, 2012 at 04:22 AM
you consider the top 5, top 10, top 15 to as a percentile. The first 5 states would be the 90 to 100 percentile, meaning these states receive more funding than at least 90% of the country and republican states make up the majority of them. i actually did that and came up with this conclusion. The republican states are weighed more heavily at the top and bottom with the democrats falling in the middle. meaning the republican states either pay a lot more than the average or pay less than the average, which, in it of itself is average. But that does not mean they are "better off" than the rest of the country. If they were better off, as a whole, they wouldn't make up such a high percentage of those groups.
Underdog October 02, 2012 at 11:49 AM
Wow John, you and highhat are a pair - you'll continue to twist your argument around to try and support an untenable position. It was your criteria that "better off" was determined by the amount of Federal aid received, and very simply: more Republican led states are BELOW the U.S. average for needing aid (by a ratio of 18-11) and more Democrat led states are ABOVE the U.S. average for needing aid (by a ratio of 12-8). If you still want to look at 60% of the top 10 'most aid' states being Republican and say that's even with 80% of the top 10 'least aid' states being Republican, be my guest. I think a rational person would agree more of the states doing better than average are led by Republican governors.
John Gruber October 02, 2012 at 02:25 PM
. If 2 of their states lead the nation in aid received, they're not doing better as a whole. You can't argue that. It's simply not true. the ones at the bottom don't cancel out the ones at the top they average it. If republicans were doing better as a whole, they would not be 1 AND 2 nor would they have virtually the same amount of states receiving more than the average as democrats. they are just about the same, a very far cry from being "better".

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