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Fri Nov 30, 2012, 09:33 AM

To answer your question, Allen, it's because you're an asshole.

http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2012-11-29/why-did-florida-fire-allen-west

Why Did Florida Fire Allen West?

By Michael C. Bender on November 29, 2012

Allen West is still surprised that Florida’s voters have kicked him out of Congress after only two years. “Why would anyone want to get rid of a person that is born and raised in the inner city, third of four generations in the military—just an American success story?” asks West, from the living room of his Palm Beach Gardens home overlooking a pool and golf course. “I’m not some guy that came from a rich political family or anything like that,” he says. “I’m just an everyday guy, but I have a passion for my country.”
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Really?

You call 80 of your colleagues Communists, you tell key Democrats to "get the hell out of America", you go off on an email rant against a colleague by calling her "vile, despicable and not a lady," you say that Obama voters are "a threat to the gene pool", you say that the sole Muslim member of Congress whom you've never even met "represents the antithesis of the principles upon which this nation was founded," you claim that people with "Coexist" bumper stickers want to give the country away, and you failed to offer a single meaningful piece of legislation in your two years of office.

I'm so glad my state removed this cancer to its legislative delegation. You have no idea.

Does. Not. Play. Well. With. Others.

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Reply To answer your question, Allen, it's because you're an asshole. (Original post)
Tommy_Carcetti Nov 2012 OP
sadbear Nov 2012 #1
Tommy_Carcetti Nov 2012 #2
xtraxritical Nov 2012 #50
awoke_in_2003 Dec 2012 #55
tularetom Nov 2012 #3
Angry Dragon Nov 2012 #4
Heather MC Nov 2012 #45
bahrbearian Nov 2012 #5
Sekhmets Daughter Nov 2012 #9
Tutonic Nov 2012 #6
Sekhmets Daughter Nov 2012 #7
Tommy_Carcetti Nov 2012 #8
Sekhmets Daughter Nov 2012 #10
GatorLarry Nov 2012 #12
aaaaaa5a Nov 2012 #11
leftlibdem420 Nov 2012 #52
heaven05 Nov 2012 #13
Tommy_Carcetti Nov 2012 #16
heaven05 Nov 2012 #24
secondvariety Nov 2012 #47
Tommy_Carcetti Nov 2012 #53
A HERETIC I AM Nov 2012 #18
heaven05 Nov 2012 #20
LynneSin Nov 2012 #14
Baitball Blogger Nov 2012 #15
blackspade Nov 2012 #17
Eponymous Nov 2012 #19
hrmjustin Nov 2012 #22
heaven05 Nov 2012 #25
loyalkydem Nov 2012 #21
ablamj Nov 2012 #23
Tommy_Carcetti Nov 2012 #38
ChaoticTrilby Nov 2012 #48
libodem Nov 2012 #26
joeybee12 Nov 2012 #27
Tommy_Carcetti Nov 2012 #39
KamaAina Nov 2012 #28
Tommy_Carcetti Nov 2012 #29
KamaAina Nov 2012 #32
hrmjustin Nov 2012 #30
rustydog Nov 2012 #49
hrmjustin Nov 2012 #51
FailureToCommunicate Nov 2012 #31
jonthebru Nov 2012 #33
Tommy_Carcetti Nov 2012 #34
vlyons Nov 2012 #35
Tommy_Carcetti Nov 2012 #36
Cha Nov 2012 #37
rocktivity Nov 2012 #40
hifiguy Nov 2012 #41
rivegauche Nov 2012 #42
Up2Late Nov 2012 #43
Iggy Nov 2012 #44
UtahLib Nov 2012 #46
Gabi Hayes Dec 2012 #54
ninjanurse Dec 2012 #56
Tommy_Carcetti Dec 2012 #58
Tommy_Carcetti Dec 2012 #59
47of74 Dec 2012 #57
Ohio Joe Dec 2012 #60

Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 09:34 AM

1. What a psychopath.

Congrats to his district.

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Response to sadbear (Reply #1)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 09:37 AM

2. Wasn't even his district that rejected him.

It was the district he fled to because he was too chickenshit to run for re-election in the district that originally elected him.

He's a classic case of Narcissistic Personality Disorder. Him self proclaiming himself an "American Success Story" is evident of that.

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Reply #2)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 10:36 PM

50. He's classic "get a free pension with health care" disorder, he did'nt want a second term.

 

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Response to xtraxritical (Reply #50)

Sat Dec 1, 2012, 01:58 AM

55. He is an ass...

but I think you must serve more than one term to qualify for that. I may be wrong.

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 09:44 AM

3. Totally removed from reality

"born and raised in the inner city" but yet "third of four generations in the military"?

This POS has no idea what is really taking place in the world. He's spent his life in a government funded cocoon.

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 10:13 AM

4. It could have been as simple as voter confusion

the republicans did tell their people to vote against the black man

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Response to Angry Dragon (Reply #4)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 07:54 PM

45. Good one

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 10:16 AM

5. Why was that election even close?

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Response to bahrbearian (Reply #5)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 10:30 AM

9. Martin County FL

is a Republican stronghold...like most of the state. Only the counties with the largest concentrations of former 'Yankees" are Blue....That they are also the largest population centers helps in presidential elections. 17 of Florida's 27 Representatives are Republicans, however.

The new district West ran in takes in a section of Palm Beach County that is very white, very wealthy and very worried about those capital gains tax rates...he won there by just 190 votes which says a lot about how disliked he is....

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 10:16 AM

6. If you follow West's logic about being born and in the inner city, military stint, just a regular

guy, you could vote to elect Hitler or Stalin. Unfortunately, the circumstances of one's birth and economic status do not always ensure moral integrity. In the case of this POS, he got lost in his circumstances of his birth and economic status.

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 10:22 AM

7. Yikes!

I lived in Palm Beach Gardens until 1 year ago...in the same subdivision West now graces with his charming personality (disorder).

Before mailing in his absentee ballot, my diehard republican ex-hubby called to ask about the ballot measures. I went over them with him and then we began discussing candidates. For the first time ever he split his vote. I couldn't move him off of Romney, but I persuaded him to vote for Bill Nelson and Patrick Murphy. Originally he said, "I can't vote for that screaming asshole West, so I'm writing in your name" I countered with "That is equivalent to a half vote for West, vote for Murphy so you can be rid of him." He did and is.

What is still so depressing is that West won his slice of Palm Beach County by 190 votes. St. Lucie County came through for Murphy. I hope he proves to be an excellent representative, I hate these close run elections.

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Response to Sekhmets Daughter (Reply #7)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 10:24 AM

8. Don't worry, he's renting.

He'll be taking his carpet somewhere else soon. Most likely the Fox News studios for the time being until he can find some other congressional district to curse.

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Reply #8)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 10:32 AM

10. Georgia

has already made him an offer. Renting on one of the golf courses at PGA National...hmmmm. Wonder if he's been dipping into the campaign till.

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Reply #8)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 10:49 AM

12. Not Enough Room

Faux Noise doesn't have enough room for all the losers that will be angling for their place on the GOPropaganda Channel.

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 10:36 AM

11. I despise the ground he walks on!

Allen West and Michelle Bachman are proof that the GOP isn't filled with looney white men, but is filled with looney people of all colors, genders and backgound.

Crazy and ignorance doesn't know race and gender and circumstance, but it apparently does "know" political party.

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Response to aaaaaa5a (Reply #11)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 11:17 PM

52. blacks and Hispanic Republican are almost guaranteed certifiable

 

Racism has been so endemic in the GOP since the 1970s that it takes an extremist to be more disgusted by Republican racism than Democratic liberalism. That's why so many moderate-to-conservative non-whites vote Democratic (whereas their White counterparts may vote GOP) and why the few sane Black people still in the GOP endorse Obama. Ted Cruz, Alan Keyes, Allen West, J. C. Watts, Mia Love, and Herman Cain are all as nutty as Bachmann or Demint.

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 10:53 AM

13. I'm

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glad you got rid of that McCarthyite virus also. Now about these shootings of unarmed teenagers who just happen to be african-american. What's going on in your state there? Black confidence got some people worried? Just thinking and wondering about florida social culture. My friend almost had me ready to move, with the photos of beaches, her in her swimsuit, the fauna and flora, but naw. People seem pretty uptight there.

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Response to heaven05 (Reply #13)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 11:15 AM

16. We Floridians are a bi-polar bunch.

We're part laid back, part uptight. Part open-minded, part bigoted. Part old, part young. (Two of the biggest out of state stereotypes of Florida are either old people in a retirement home, or young college kids partying on spring break) You can't seem to figure us out, and that's what makes us so fun. And it's not a Northern transplant versus Old Southern thing either. Some of the biggest bigots down here come straight from New York and New Jersey, and some of the most open minded people are native Floridians.

But on the whole, we're looking a lot better. We went for Obama twice, sent two Republican incumbents packing and picked up two new districts as well, knocked out the presumptive Republican speaker of the house. But thanks to the miracle of gerrymandering, our legislature is still bright red, and we still have a medicare fraud of a governor.

As Michael Scott of The Office once said, Florida is a lovely, colorful lawless swamp. I love the beauty of the state and the weather. Hate some of the politics, but it makes for great Carl Hiaasen novels. In the end wouldn't want to live anywhere else in the country (well strike that, maybe Hawaii).

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Reply #16)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 12:09 PM

24. ummm hummph

maybe I'll head west. But wait! What you described as being Florida sounds suspiciously like most of the other states of our union. Oh well I'll stay in cold michigan.

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Reply #16)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 09:11 PM

47. Ugh.

After 45 years in Florida, I'm counting the days until I leave. Ridiculous weather, the most corrupt legislature in the nation, endless sprawl.

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Response to secondvariety (Reply #47)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 11:20 PM

53. If by "ridiculous" you mean ridiculously awesome, I concur!

The legislature and the sprawl do suck royally, but are evened out by some of the more promising political developments lately and Florida's many beautiful untouched natural areas.

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Response to heaven05 (Reply #13)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 11:20 AM

18. I understand the point you are trying to make....

But does including the letters "KKK" inside the words "African American" really serve that point?

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Response to A HERETIC I AM (Reply #18)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 11:58 AM

20. just

a part of my psyche now, but you are right. it shall be deleted. thanks.

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 11:04 AM

14. What a douchebag

Good RIDDANCE to him!

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 11:14 AM

15. How long will we have to put up with stories about Allen's progress

in getting over it?

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 11:17 AM

17. He was fired because he is a teahadist.

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 11:43 AM

19. Asshole is right

Let us not forget his ordering the Chick-Fil-A lunch for the Congressional Black Caucus.

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Response to Eponymous (Reply #19)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 12:06 PM

22. Welcome to DU!

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Response to Eponymous (Reply #19)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 12:14 PM

25. i missed

that. Oh a real cynical, sarcastic clown.

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 12:01 PM

21. A true one termer.

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 12:09 PM

23. “I’m just an everyday guy,

but I have a passion for my country.”

Is he implying that the rest of the "average guys" do not have a passion for their country?

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Response to ablamj (Reply #23)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 04:08 PM

38. Yep.

One must be a self-proclamed "war hero" or the "Modern Day Harriet Tubman" to have a passion for their country, apparently.

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Response to ablamj (Reply #23)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 09:17 PM

48. Sweet catch.

I sensed something funny about that sentence, but you spelled it out a lot better than I would have. What an scum-bag West is. He thinks he's just a billion times better than every one of us, doesn't he?

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 12:16 PM

26. Not just an Asshole

But a Consumate Asshole.

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 12:17 PM

27. KNR...I think you should cut and paste your rant as a letter to Business Week

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Response to joeybee12 (Reply #27)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 05:21 PM

39. I'm tempted. nt

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 12:19 PM

28. Nice post, but one minor quibble

Keith Ellison is not the sole Muslim member of Congress. Andre Carson (D-IN07) also professes Islam.

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Response to KamaAina (Reply #28)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 12:20 PM

29. Ah, okay.

Surprised West never went after him as well.

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Reply #29)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 12:27 PM

32. He keeps a relatively low profile

so Faux never got around to attacking him. Hence, West was blissfully unaware of his existence.

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 12:21 PM

30. Perhaps he should be provided with video of the things he said during his term, and then he

might understand. I doubt it but you never know.

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Response to hrmjustin (Reply #30)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 10:27 PM

49. Every Repugnant shown video of their comments and asked to explain

have claimed: The comment was taken out of context!
West would do the same.

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Response to rustydog (Reply #49)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 10:36 PM

51. Sadly yes, but he might be the kind of guy that would say there is nothing wrong with what i said.

He just would not get it. Fortunately the people of his district got it.

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 12:24 PM

31. And don't forget West is an unrepentant military torturer...

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 12:27 PM

33. I have thought on this a lot.

You know a Republican area is, frankly, free to elect a Republican. But Allen West was probably one of the worst Representatives elected from anywhere, anytime.
There are others and it comes down to candidates that play to the teabagger and right wing tycoon constituancy, now there is diversity. No tycoon would ever put themselves in a position to be close to a teabagger. And no teabagger ever practices critical thinking in their expressions and beliefs.
Others who were reelected were Michelle Bachmann, Eric Cantor, and of course Paul Ryan, I have a feeling we will be hearing less noisy rhetoric from these clowns this session.
We really need to fix the campaign financing debacle as soon as possible.

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Response to jonthebru (Reply #33)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 01:50 PM

34. His problem is that he thinks everyone who votes is a teabagger.

He was surrounded by a small but incredibly devout group of teabaggers who thought him an American hero, a great truth teller, and seriously thought he was presidential material (some even encouranging him to run in 2012).

All he heard was that praise from this small group, and it warped his deluded little mind that everyone must like him. Never mind the liberals and Democrats who he constantly insulted. Never mind independents. Never mind even more reasonably minded Republicans who knew that one of their own acting like a fool was not helpful to their party. None of these people even existed in the mind of Brave Sir Allen, at least in terms of actual human beings who vote and not just strawman caricatures.

It was the ultimate group think amongst Allen and his band of merry men.

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 02:39 PM

35. You left out the bit where

he put a gun next to someone's head during interrogation. That alone would disqualify him. It's not nice to torture people, and it's illegal. He should have been court marshalled, but he resigned his commission to avoid prosecution.

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Response to vlyons (Reply #35)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 02:53 PM

36. Absolutely. Unfortunately....

....it was not a disqualifier for enough of the voting public when West was initially elected, although it certainly should have been without a doubt.

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 03:18 PM

37. Whatever he accomplished is CANCELLED by being

so Fucking Psycho.

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 05:29 PM

40. And didn't he start his campaign by saying he had a higher security clearance than the president?

Worst case of battle fatigue EVER.


rocktivity

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 05:46 PM

41. Yep, Tommy. Simple answers are often the best.

You hit the nail squarely on the head. The guy is a raving loon.

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 05:58 PM

42. AMEN. I read that piece today earlier

and I thought the exact same thnig -- he is a total asshole, the voters understood this and said NO. He really needs to get a self-reality check some day.

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 06:06 PM

43. Yup, but don't worry, next time ReThuglicans captures the WH they will make him UN Ambassador

Crazy? Remember our never confirmed UN "ambassador" Bolton?

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 06:49 PM

44. GOOD RIDDANCE

 

you massive assclown...

hah hahh!!!

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 09:07 PM

46. Florida is lucky to be rid of such an embarrassment.

Hopefully, Floridians have had enough of these teabaggers and will be wise enough to get rid of Scott too.

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Sat Dec 1, 2012, 12:26 AM

54. haaaaaa....from the comments:

Allen West: One part Jack Bauer...one part Clarence Thomas...one part Dave Chappelle's "Black Klansman"; not such a great political cocktail. 

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Sat Dec 1, 2012, 07:03 AM

56. Allen West vs Michelle Martin on NPR

During his term, Michelle Martin interviewed Allen West at least a couple of times on her radio show, 'Tell Me More'. He tried to bully her and attack her patriotism, she was very calm and never lost her cool or took the bait. I admire how she stood up.

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Response to ninjanurse (Reply #56)

Sat Dec 1, 2012, 02:37 PM

58. I'll have to check those out. Thanks. nt

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Response to ninjanurse (Reply #56)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 09:26 AM

59. Well, apparently he went ahead and compared himself to Abraham Lincoln.

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Sat Dec 1, 2012, 08:32 AM

57. If I was a priest/doctor I would make the same recommendation Fr. Karras did...

Six months observation in a hospital.

Maybe an exorcism too.

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 09:34 AM

60. Well said. Rec'd - nt

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