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Tue Feb 21, 2012, 04:56 PM

Mitt Romney: "The Trees Are the Right Height"

YouTube description (afscme): Mitt Romney's recent pandering speech in Michigan sounded awfully familiar. Just as Will Ferrell's character Ron Burgundy in the movie Anchorman might have asked, "Mitt, are you just naming things you see in the state and saying you love them?"





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Reply Mitt Romney: "The Trees Are the Right Height" (Original post)
demmiblue Feb 2012 OP
Guy Whitey Corngood Feb 2012 #1
lpbk2713 Feb 2012 #2
The Velveteen Ocelot Feb 2012 #3
jberryhill Feb 2012 #4
corkhead Feb 2012 #8
jberryhill Feb 2012 #13
corkhead Feb 2012 #20
jberryhill Feb 2012 #21
TBF Feb 2012 #35
corkhead Feb 2012 #36
TBF Feb 2012 #39
yellowcanine Feb 2012 #5
TalkingDog Feb 2012 #6
jberryhill Feb 2012 #9
demmiblue Feb 2012 #14
frogmarch Feb 2012 #7
Enrique Feb 2012 #10
yellowcanine Feb 2012 #12
yellowcanine Feb 2012 #11
Raven Feb 2012 #15
Boojatta Feb 2012 #16
taught_me_patience Feb 2012 #17
Enrique Feb 2012 #19
HopeHoops Feb 2012 #18
jberryhill Feb 2012 #22
geardaddy Feb 2012 #42
DCBob Feb 2012 #23
aint_no_life_nowhere Feb 2012 #29
trusty elf Feb 2012 #34
eyewall Feb 2012 #40
chrisa Feb 2012 #24
sarge43 Feb 2012 #25
spanone Feb 2012 #26
aint_no_life_nowhere Feb 2012 #27
SammyWinstonJack Feb 2012 #28
Bozita Feb 2012 #30
zeemike Feb 2012 #31
spanone Feb 2012 #32
NICO9000 Feb 2012 #33
MineralMan Feb 2012 #37
catbyte Feb 2012 #38
eyewall Feb 2012 #41
demmiblue Feb 2012 #45
mikeytherat Feb 2012 #43
HappyMe Feb 2012 #44

Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Feb 21, 2012, 04:57 PM

1. "DANGER... DANGER... WILL ROBINSON"

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Feb 21, 2012, 04:58 PM

2. " ... and all the children are above average."




Garrison Kiellor would be offended if he thought Mittens was trying to mimic him.


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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Feb 21, 2012, 05:00 PM

3. Mitt's "Conehead moment," according to Howard Fineman.

I nearly wet myself laughing at that.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Feb 21, 2012, 05:04 PM

4. NASA image of US forest canopy height


http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/IOTD/view.php?id=44717



I don't see what's so special about Michigan.

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #4)

Tue Feb 21, 2012, 05:11 PM

8. For the record, he didn't say Michigan had the tallest trees, or the shortest ones for that matter

but that they were "the right height" whatever that means.

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Response to corkhead (Reply #8)

Tue Feb 21, 2012, 05:18 PM

13. Obviously, the ones in California are too tall


But Michigan's trees seem to be about the same height as most of New England and much of Appalachia.

Now, I agree that Joshua trees are too short, and palm trees really shouldn't be called "trees" at all.

On much of the Great Plains, there aren't many trees either.

As it turns out, I will be in Michigan next month for my first trip there ever, so I will have to take note of the trees and their height.

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #13)

Tue Feb 21, 2012, 05:45 PM

20. Our trees are nice, but our beer is great. If you have time, visit some of our great breweries

Bells, Founders, Dark Horse, New Holland, the list goes on and on...

Rmoney should have been talking up our beer which is world class.

http://michiganbeerguide.com/

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Response to corkhead (Reply #20)

Tue Feb 21, 2012, 06:09 PM

21. Thanks for the tip


I have to testify in a trial, but there will be a lot of down time.

Everyone that has ever been to the upper peninsula gushes about it, but I will be in Detroit.

...with binoculars to spy on trees from afar.

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Response to corkhead (Reply #20)

Thu Feb 23, 2012, 09:41 AM

35. That is because you are so close to Wisconsin -

proximity and all

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Response to TBF (Reply #35)

Thu Feb 23, 2012, 09:55 AM

36. Why? Is your "beer that made Milwaukee famous" - Schlitz, still made there?



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Response to corkhead (Reply #36)

Thu Feb 23, 2012, 10:19 AM

39. They kind of got overtaken by this brand didn't they -



Michigan has some great craft beers though, I'll give you that

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Feb 21, 2012, 05:07 PM

5. "The Trees Are the Right Height" What does that even MEAN?

Right height for what? Peeing on?

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Response to yellowcanine (Reply #5)

Tue Feb 21, 2012, 05:09 PM

6. LOL +1

n/t

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Response to yellowcanine (Reply #5)

Tue Feb 21, 2012, 05:14 PM

9. Lynchings?

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Response to yellowcanine (Reply #5)

Tue Feb 21, 2012, 05:18 PM

14. Chop, chop, chop...I think that he is evoking the spirits of the lumber barons!

The 1% of their day here in Michigan.



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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Feb 21, 2012, 05:10 PM

7. haha! Perfect!

Wait. I didn't hear any applause after Mitt said he loved those things. Why do Michiganians hate trees, lakes and cars?

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Feb 21, 2012, 05:14 PM

10. I love lamp! I love lamp!

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Response to Enrique (Reply #10)

Tue Feb 21, 2012, 05:16 PM

12. I love roads (for the cars). I love pavement (for the roads). Hey, this is fun!

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Feb 21, 2012, 05:14 PM

11. If Mitt loves cars, shouldn't he love roads also? Does he love roads more than trees and lakes?

So many questions are raised by this. Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert, I envy you. This makes your lives way too easy. No one is deserving of the gift that is the Republican candidates for President.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Feb 21, 2012, 05:22 PM

15. Replace the EPA with the

American Tree Standardization Department. A government agency populated by Republicans who spend their days measuring the height of trees and topping the ones who don't fit Mitt's standard.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Feb 21, 2012, 05:26 PM

16. What is Romney's plan ...

 

to deal with trees in some states that aren't the right height?

For the record, I should mention that Romney's legs are the right length: they reach all the way to the ground without going underground.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Feb 21, 2012, 05:30 PM

17. That was a seriously awkward minute of speech

He sounded like a chiuaha hopped up on speed.

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Response to taught_me_patience (Reply #17)

Tue Feb 21, 2012, 05:38 PM

19. welll

he is Mexican.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Feb 21, 2012, 05:35 PM

18. This from a guy who thinks his 2" woody is the right length.

 

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Feb 21, 2012, 06:10 PM

22. "The Great Lakes and the Not So Great Lakes..."


I thought Minnesota had 10,000 of them.

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #22)

Thu Feb 23, 2012, 02:49 PM

42. 11,842 to be exact.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Feb 21, 2012, 06:26 PM

23. he sounded like he was on acid.

bizarre.

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Response to DCBob (Reply #23)

Wed Feb 22, 2012, 06:56 PM

29. And who uses the word "BRAND" to describe a make of car?

Talking about a "brand" of car sounds like he's talking about shampoo. And Romney's family was in the automobile business?

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Response to aint_no_life_nowhere (Reply #29)

Thu Feb 23, 2012, 03:57 AM

34. It's the Cattle Laxative brand....

Last edited Thu Feb 23, 2012, 07:27 AM - Edit history (1)



same brand that Dubya drove

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Response to DCBob (Reply #23)

Thu Feb 23, 2012, 02:43 PM

40. He even looked like he was on acid.

he had absolutely no idea what to say and seemed extremely nervous. Does he even have a speech writer? or a manager?

Maybe he was tripping.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Feb 21, 2012, 06:31 PM

24. Romney then invited everybody to a "pants party." It was unclear what he meant.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed Feb 22, 2012, 05:38 PM

25. Damn. He makes Dubya sound positively articulate

and that can't be easy.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed Feb 22, 2012, 05:39 PM

26. this guy is an empty shell....he stands for nothing.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed Feb 22, 2012, 05:46 PM

27. The turds in Michigan are the right length

makes about as much sense.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed Feb 22, 2012, 06:05 PM

28. Do the republicans have any intelligent candidates they can run?

They're either morons or batshit crazy or both.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed Feb 22, 2012, 07:59 PM

30. Scooter Libby's disappointed Romney didn't mention anything about their entangled roots.

Scooter likes the roots!

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed Feb 22, 2012, 09:51 PM

31. Seriously...was that a comedy routine?

Maybe he was trying some stand up...otherwise the man is really lame.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed Feb 22, 2012, 09:52 PM

32. mitt zombie...

stiffer than boehner

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed Feb 22, 2012, 10:07 PM

33. Wow, he sure can relate to the average person!

I crack up whenever I see him in jeans. The man is so stiff he'd probably be uncomfortable even in sweats fer crissakes!

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Thu Feb 23, 2012, 10:03 AM

37. He proved, once and for all, that there is nothing in his head.

I could do a better speech than that, and I've never been in Michigan. Embarrassing for him, being exposed as an idiot that way.

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Response to MineralMan (Reply #37)

Thu Feb 23, 2012, 10:16 AM

38. Now it's powdered sugar

Here's part of his amazingly awkward speech:

"...the white powder or the white sugar, powdered sugar, that's the word, powdered sugar on top of the pazcki (pooch-key) reminded me of what's going on outside, how beautiful it is. Michigan looks so beautiful when the snow comes with a fresh powdered sugar all over everything."

WTF? Psssssssst, Mitt, old pal, we Michiganders just call it snow, not "powdered sugar all over everything."

He's like an alien programmed to act like a human but something's just a little off.

Diane
Anishinaabe in MI & mom to Sophie, Taz, Leo & Nigel, members of Dogs Against Romney, Cat Division
"We Ride Inside--Hiss!"

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Response to catbyte (Reply #38)

Thu Feb 23, 2012, 02:48 PM

41. Once again, all the republican candidates are insane.

oh wait, Mittens already was a candidate and he lost to Elmer Fudd.

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Response to catbyte (Reply #38)

Thu Feb 23, 2012, 05:35 PM

45. Oh my!

I have heard of powder, but that is pretty much exclusively applied to skiing conditions. Powdered sugar... lol!

I wonder what he would say about wet snow... perhaps something about the beauteous fall of miniature snow cones from the sky.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Thu Feb 23, 2012, 03:00 PM

43. His hat's too flat

We all know he's an alien replicant. And not a very good one.

Hat too Flat - by Walter Becker

We come in on the morning scan
All the way from far Arcturus
Bringing with us peace and good will
From the margins of space and time
Our women are slung down low to the ground
They're very good you've probably had one
Our men are brave, studly and wise,
A pleasure to behold
Right away we walk the walk
More or less we talk the talk
But every time we make our play
Their eyes get wide they run away

'Cause the hat stays too flat
My hat is way too flat
My English she is much better now
But my hat remains too flat
The man smells a rat
And that's the end of that
My English it is more better now
But my hat is still too flat

Fair Arcturus Fashion forecast:
Skirts will be shorter
Legs stay long
Virtual raincoats are coming back
Hats as always continued flat

Back at home the machines work hard
We folk like to take it easy
Honing our awareness of
The finer things of life
Here when I go down to my job
I work hard for what seems like a long time
I look at my watch: fifteen minutes
It felt like half a day!
Soon enough we break for lunch
Me and the boys now I'm one of the bunch
But no one wants to sit with me
So tell me what can the matter be?

The hat stays too flat
My hat is way too flat
My English she is much better now
But the hat is just too flat
A little thing like that
They don't get past the hat
My English it is more better now
But my hat remains too flat


mikey_the_rat

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Thu Feb 23, 2012, 03:05 PM

44. Holy crap!


Was Mittens stoned?

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