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Wed Oct 3, 2012, 06:21 PM

Willard Mitt Romney throws J. Willard Marriott under the train

The campaign descended on Denver Monday, and after a requisite rally, they immediately went into debate prep mode, holing up at the downtown Renaissance (by Marriott) Hotel
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But Romney got virtually no sleep Monday night, an aide said, blaming a freight train that passed through a grade crossing near the hotel and blew its horn roughly every hour all through the night. The candidate's sleep deprivation so worried his staff that the campaign looked into switching hotels. The logistics were ultimately too tough, the aide said, and there was concern about how it would look.


http://www.buzzfeed.com/mckaycoppins/restless-romney-braces-for-high-stakes-debate

Romney was named after fellow Mormon millionaire J Willard Marriott. Marriott puts a copy of the Book of Mormon in every room (along with Gideon's Bible) btw. Taking a page out of "The Princess and the Pea" Romney insisted he couldn't sleep in JW's noisy Denver hotel what with all the peasant noise outside.

Romney, who has said people are "tired of Ann" and London wasn't ready for the Games and 47% of Americans are dependent victims and those who do pay taxes are suckers has now added his own name sake and god father to the list of those who are fodder for his endless excuses. The Denver Renaissance Marriott will now be infamous for being too near the train tracks (at least for Prince Romney).

What a guy.

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Reply Willard Mitt Romney throws J. Willard Marriott under the train (Original post)
KurtNYC Oct 2012 OP
TheCowsCameHome Oct 2012 #1
Panasonic Oct 2012 #2
Drunken Irishman Oct 2012 #4
R. Daneel Olivaw Oct 2012 #13
Drunken Irishman Oct 2012 #3
TheCowsCameHome Oct 2012 #5
Taverner Oct 2012 #6
Robb Oct 2012 #9
R. Daneel Olivaw Oct 2012 #14
Brickbat Oct 2012 #7
renate Oct 2012 #10
nolabear Oct 2012 #8
Bjorn Against Oct 2012 #11
liberal N proud Oct 2012 #12
R. Daneel Olivaw Oct 2012 #15

Response to KurtNYC (Original post)

Wed Oct 3, 2012, 06:23 PM

1. Was it Warren Buffet's BNSF mainline?

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Response to KurtNYC (Original post)

Wed Oct 3, 2012, 06:24 PM

2. Here's a Google map...

 

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Response to Panasonic (Reply #2)

Wed Oct 3, 2012, 06:25 PM

4. How isolated is he?

Does he not live in a city? I hear train horns all the time ... every night. It doesn't bother me. He's too delicate to be president. What a fucking joke.

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Response to Drunken Irishman (Reply #4)

Wed Oct 3, 2012, 07:20 PM

13. That's one of the things that I love about the midwest when visiting inlaws.


The train whistles off in the distance in the dead of night. There's something magical about it.

Too bad that Moot is such a nancy boy not to enjoy a bit of America. There's not many trains running through Belmont MA, but you can still hear them in the distance.

I live down the road from Moot in another close by town.

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Response to KurtNYC (Original post)

Wed Oct 3, 2012, 06:24 PM

3. Sounds like they're already trying to find excuses for a bad debate performance.

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Response to Drunken Irishman (Reply #3)

Wed Oct 3, 2012, 06:25 PM

5. The train wreck was trying to sleep, for chrissakes.........

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Response to KurtNYC (Original post)

Wed Oct 3, 2012, 06:26 PM

6. I'VE STAYED THERE!!!

 

And no, I didn't notice any train.

They did, however, leave chocolates on my pillow when I got back.

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Response to Taverner (Reply #6)

Wed Oct 3, 2012, 06:28 PM

9. THEY TRIED TO RATTLE ME WITH CHOCOLATES!!11!



Oh, I can't wait.

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Response to Robb (Reply #9)

Wed Oct 3, 2012, 07:21 PM

14. Heh.. That wasn't a train, Moot. It was Campaign Obama with the facts.

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Response to KurtNYC (Original post)

Wed Oct 3, 2012, 06:26 PM

7. That was two nights ago, of course. If dudeman can't recover from that by now, then maybe he

shouldn't be president. Just sayin'.

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Response to Brickbat (Reply #7)

Wed Oct 3, 2012, 06:29 PM

10. that's really true

Being President of the United States is hard.

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Response to KurtNYC (Original post)

Wed Oct 3, 2012, 06:27 PM

8. And he's so considerate he didn't ask for ear plugs.

What a guy.

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Response to KurtNYC (Original post)

Wed Oct 3, 2012, 06:30 PM

11. So was the train parked and blowing its horn just to piss off Mitt?

If so then good for the person operating the whistle, but while trains sometimes move very slowly it is not real often that a train takes all night to get past the hotel and blows its horn every hour.

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Response to KurtNYC (Original post)

Wed Oct 3, 2012, 06:37 PM

12. I grew up with a train track 50 yards from my bedroom window.

Train sounds are music to my ears.

Clickity clack rolling through town signaling at the crossings for miles. I can still sleep soundly through the sounds of the train. Even had 80 cars pile up in the back yard while I slept.

The train didn't keep him up.

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Response to liberal N proud (Reply #12)

Wed Oct 3, 2012, 07:25 PM

15. I grew up in a residential area where the neighbor across the street


owned chickens, geese, turkey, ducks and horses.

I felt like I was growing up on the farm.

It is still music to my ears, and the old property still has many of the same things on it.

Some people don't have the ability to understand that America is made up of more than country clubs and quiet rooms.

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