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Thu Jan 3, 2013, 03:45 PM

It's not fair to always say Boehner is drunk

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Long term alcoholics like Boehner and George W. Bush suffer progressive brain damage from alcoholism that leaves them sounding drunk even when they are not.

And their brain is so damaged from years of poisoning that they are never really "right"—simple fatigue will often mimic extreme drunkenness.

Boehner's office should explain this to people... in just these terms.


For anyone who took this seriously (as some relies suggest might be the case)... it's funny because the explanation is so much worse than what is being explained away. And it is edgy funny because it's probably true, which is scary. A lot of times when people thought W was drinking I disagreed, believing him to be what used to be called a wet-head... someone perpetually punch drunk from a life of booze and drugs.

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Reply It's not fair to always say Boehner is drunk (Original post)
cthulu2016 Jan 2013 OP
Skittles Jan 2013 #1
lonestarnot Jan 2013 #20
Erose999 Jan 2013 #25
Buzz Clik Jan 2013 #2
Flashmann Jan 2013 #10
Buzz Clik Jan 2013 #15
Flashmann Jan 2013 #16
Buzz Clik Jan 2013 #17
immoderate Jan 2013 #3
samsingh Jan 2013 #4
elleng Jan 2013 #6
samsingh Jan 2013 #8
oldhippydude Jan 2013 #11
NNN0LHI Jan 2013 #29
oldhippydude Jan 2013 #31
elleng Jan 2013 #14
rbrnmw Jan 2013 #33
elleng Jan 2013 #34
elleng Jan 2013 #5
annatee33 Jan 2013 #7
Ken Burch Jan 2013 #9
Fumesucker Jan 2013 #12
Cleita Jan 2013 #13
bongbong Jan 2013 #19
Cleita Jan 2013 #21
Drunken Irishman Jan 2013 #26
Sunlei Jan 2013 #18
Angry Dragon Jan 2013 #24
napi21 Jan 2013 #30
SDjack Jan 2013 #32
Skittles Jan 2013 #35
WI_DEM Jan 2013 #22
Angry Dragon Jan 2013 #23
elleng Jan 2013 #28
TheKentuckian Jan 2013 #27
Cairycat Jan 2013 #36

Response to cthulu2016 (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 03:49 PM

1. why are they keeping that guy

he is obviously ineffective, out of control and emotionally impaired - why are they keeping him?

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Response to Skittles (Reply #1)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 04:39 PM

20. Because Cantor spends to much time dipping his balls.

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Response to lonestarnot (Reply #20)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 05:21 PM

25. "dipping his balls"



Cantor does kind of remind me of Louie... he really only has one catchphrase.

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Response to cthulu2016 (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 03:50 PM

2. What term would be better used to describe his bizarre behavior?

"As if drunk..."

"Shit-facedlike"

"Stuporish"

"Reminiscent of a man who had recently consumed excessive alcohol"

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Response to Buzz Clik (Reply #2)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 04:01 PM

10. What term would be better used to describe his bizarre behavior?

Besotted.....Stupifyed.......Normal(for him).....Pickled....Pie eyed.....Buzzed to the max....

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Response to Flashmann (Reply #10)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 04:07 PM

15. I think you have missed the spirit of the OP.



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Response to Buzz Clik (Reply #15)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 04:10 PM

16. Maybe.....

But my reply was to your post not the OP......

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Response to Flashmann (Reply #16)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 04:13 PM

17. Good point.

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Response to cthulu2016 (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 03:51 PM

3. In the name of FAIRNESS!



--imm

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Response to cthulu2016 (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 03:52 PM

4. we should pity them

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Response to samsingh (Reply #4)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 03:57 PM

6. Yes, assuming he/they are alcoholic, its a terrible disease.

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Response to elleng (Reply #6)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 03:58 PM

8. but they don't give a crap about anyone else's suffering

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Response to samsingh (Reply #8)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 04:01 PM

11. and that is typical also

sober since Jan 4 1979

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Response to oldhippydude (Reply #11)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 05:32 PM

29. Wasn't Boehner recently spotted hammering down Margaritas by the fist full?

That doesn't sound like Boehner currently fits the definition of sober.

Not sure how good the source was for the story. Maybe someone else knows more about the quality of the source?

Don

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Response to NNN0LHI (Reply #29)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 05:46 PM

31. personal note concerning alcoholism

34 years sober for me tomorrow... Boehner would starve to death if there were not olives in each martini

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Response to samsingh (Reply #8)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 04:05 PM

14. and typically alcoholics don't recognize their own,

or the suffering they cause those close to them. Again, it is a TERRIBLE disease.

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Response to elleng (Reply #14)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 06:44 PM

33. It's not anything to joke about

Alcoholism is just as deadly as any other disease.

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Response to rbrnmw (Reply #33)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 06:56 PM

34. No joke at all, VERY deadly,

which is why I rarely comment when people accuse boner of having been/being drunk.

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Response to cthulu2016 (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 03:56 PM

5. 'Fair' has nothing to do with it.

It may not be true, and given physical attributes of alcoholics, assuming he is one, he probably usually has a higher blood/alcohol level than others have, due to 'maintenance drinking,' and only actually APPEARS under the influence occasionally.

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Response to cthulu2016 (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 03:57 PM

7. Why did he cry?

The GOP likes to paint themselves as "Manly Men", yet the go to this tactic. Strange.

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Response to cthulu2016 (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 04:00 PM

9. "Boehner's staff: Boss isn't drunk...just brain-damaged".

Yeah...that'll be a BIG help to L'Orange Grande.

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Response to cthulu2016 (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 04:04 PM

12. Why is a long term alcoholic with brain damage in a position of extreme responsibility?

Dude couldn't even drive a truck for a living and yet he is one of the nation's very top lawmakers with one of the most responsible positions in the government.





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Response to cthulu2016 (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 04:05 PM

13. Boehner is seen regularly in bars in Washington and he's not drinking water.

Bush claimed to be sober but photos with bottles of beer and glasses of wine in front of him would indicate otherwise. Also, those shameful pictures of him at the Olympics really under the weather from something being carried by the SS also would indicate otherwise.

Also, there are times when both men were seemingly sober and could actually speak in complete sentences, make sense and not grimace or cry.

As an ex bartender who has witnessed people not at their best, I can tell the difference.

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Response to Cleita (Reply #13)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 04:38 PM

19. Cheney's assistant was drunk for 8 long years

 

Like the pretzel incident in 2002

The cover story: he was watching the a playoff game alone and fainted.

ALONE? There was NOBODY who wanted to watch a PLAYOFF GAME with the PRESIDENT?

Although the alternate story - that he was told he he was just going to be a spokesman, objected, and was roughed up a bit - is also possible.

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Response to bongbong (Reply #19)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 04:39 PM

21. Yep, those were the days and we were expected to believe he was a dry drunk. n/t

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Response to Cleita (Reply #13)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 05:26 PM

26. Bush was absolutely trashed at the Olympics in 2008.













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Response to cthulu2016 (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 04:15 PM

18. Boehner is third in line for Presidents seat. I always thought he should be fired.

High leadership Gov. positions should require no drinking, no drugs and random tests.

If they can't give it up for their years of service, they shouldn't be in politics. Look how his drinking, crying or whatever problems he has affects him now. He is not dependable can't even work out the budget or debt issues in a timely manner.

If America had a real emergency and our lives depended on Boehner, we would be so fucked.

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Response to Sunlei (Reply #18)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 05:19 PM

24. +684

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Response to Sunlei (Reply #18)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 05:40 PM

30. I'm no fan of J. Boner, but I honestly don't believe he's ALWAYS drunk.

Yes, he likes his wine...so do I. But he has an impossible job trying to deal with the insane quasdi pubs that weere elected in 2010. Thank God many of the worst werwe tossed out this year. I didn't know about the Hastert rue until today, and even though it was a self iposed ruloe that he could have easily ignored, he kept with it, until this last vote. I gotta say, if I had his job, I'm afraid I'd be drinking all the time too!

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Response to Sunlei (Reply #18)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 05:52 PM

32. He needs to be joined to every GOP candidate in 2014

and attacked this way. Also, I think that many lives do depend on his drunken decisions.

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Response to Sunlei (Reply #18)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 07:35 PM

35. I don't know if he is an alcoholic but he certainly has problems of some kind

and no, he should not be in that position - he is not just ineffective, he a disgrace to America

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Response to cthulu2016 (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 05:00 PM

22. that's true, sometimes he's just hung-over

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Response to cthulu2016 (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 05:18 PM

23. I just say he is a drunk ......... not always drunk

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Response to Angry Dragon (Reply #23)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 05:29 PM

28. Yes

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Response to cthulu2016 (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 05:27 PM

27. Yup, sometimes he is hungover and other times he is on the way to the bar.

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Response to cthulu2016 (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 07:47 PM

36. Drunk or not, he always looks like he REALLY needs a drink

most noticeable when the Prez is speaking!

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