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EarlG ADMIN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-14-08 03:33 PM
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Here's the updated version with the addition of suggestions from nam78_two, World Citizen, WakingLife, nc4bo, berni_mccoy.

DID YOU KNOW? John McCain came back from Vietnam and cheated on his disabled wife before leaving her (and his three children) and marrying a rich heiress 17 years his junior. McCain obtained a marriage license for his second marriage while he was still married to his first wife.

DID YOU KNOW? The McCains own ten homes, valued at more than $13 million, including TWO swanky beachfront condos in California. The McCains failed to pay taxes on one of those beach homes for the past four years.

DID YOU KNOW? The McCains regularly charge hundreds of thousands of dollars a MONTH on their credit cards.

DID YOU KNOW? John McCain's chief economic adviser, rich Swiss Bank lobbyist Phil Gramm, recently told the Washington Times that the current economic crisis is a "mental recession" and said that America is a "nation of whiners."

DID YOU KNOW? John McCain has repeatedly stated that he needs to be "educated" about the economy, and that "The issue of economics is not something Ive understood as well as I should." Unfortunately the man responsible for educating him is Phil Gramm.

DID YOU KNOW? John McCain regularly plays craps for "a few thousand dollars at a time." He loves to gamble and is very superstitious.

DID YOU KNOW? John McCain recently called Social Security "an absolute disgrace." McCain was a big supporter of President Bush's unpopular plan to ditch Social Security and replace it with private accounts.

DID YOU KNOW? American taxpayers spend $340 million EVERY SINGLE DAY in Iraq. Yet John McCain thinks it would be okay to keep our brave troops there for up to "one hundred years."

DID YOU KNOW? Disabled Veterans of America give John McCain a D rating on his voting record for Veterans; Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America give him a 20% approval rating.

DID YOU KNOW? John McCain says he wants to save the environmnent, but the League of Conservation Voters ranks him DEAD LAST among all 535 members of Congress, with a 0% rating.

DID YOU KNOW? McCain has failed to vote on the last 19 environmental bills in the Senate, dating back to 2005.

DID YOU KNOW? Every single day for the first four months of this year, 1.6 million barrels of U.S. oil were exported to foreign countries - up 33% from last year. Instead of putting a stop to this, John McCain and George W. Bush agree that we should give the oil companies more opportunities to pollute our pristine coastlines and drill in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

DID YOU KNOW? The Department of Energy estimates that if we start the McCain/Bush offshore drilling plan today, we could lower gas prices by 6 cents - but not until the year 2025.

DID YOU KNOW? John McCain, like George W. Bush, supports using the form of torture known as waterboarding.

DID YOU KNOW? John McCain promised to use public financing for his campaign, then he used those promises as collateral to take out large private loans. Once he'd secured the money he needed, he decided to opt out of public financing after all.

DID YOU KNOW? John McCain will continue George W. Bush's "rich get richer, poor get poorer" fiscal policies. If you make under $112,000 per year you will pay higher taxes under John McCain than under Barack Obama.

What do you think so far? Anyone want to do some fact double-checking?
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  -DU project: proposed Activist Corps action - need your ideas EarlG  Jul-14-08 11:58 AM   #0 
  - Did You Know John McCain has been failing to support Veterans with his votes...  berni_mccoy   Jul-14-08 12:07 PM   #1 
  - Nice one  EarlG   Jul-14-08 12:08 PM   #2 
  - And did you know that he's been lying about it. nt  tbyg52   Jul-14-08 03:43 PM   #27 
     - Good point. Straight to a fellow Vietnam veterans face at that!  berni_mccoy   Jul-14-08 03:59 PM   #37 
  - Did you know John Mc Lame says the most stupidest things just like Bush?  L0oniX   Jul-14-08 05:30 PM   #51 
  - Did you know John McCain can't even remember how he voted on Health Care Coverage of Birth Control?  berni_mccoy   Jul-14-08 12:10 PM   #3 
  - DID YOU KNOW? John McCain lied to the people of Pittsburgh about being tortured...  berni_mccoy   Jul-14-08 12:16 PM   #4 
  - DID YOU KNOW? John McCain failed to pay taxes on his home for over four years?  berni_mccoy   Jul-14-08 12:19 PM   #5 
  - Did you know about Mcbush and his gambling problem?  nc4bo   Jul-14-08 12:27 PM   #6 
  - Lol  EarlG   Jul-14-08 12:30 PM   #7 
  - And they both lied about their ages.  wakemeupwhenitsover   Jul-14-08 12:37 PM   #8 
  - Did you know that mccain called his wife an incredibly vile name?  wakemeupwhenitsover   Jul-14-08 12:38 PM   #9 
  - DID YOU KNOW? Cindy McCain was found to have stolen drugs (percocet and vicodin) ...  berni_mccoy   Jul-14-08 12:51 PM   #10 
  - K&R n/t  nc4bo   Jul-14-08 01:14 PM   #11 
  - what's the last running total of McSame's flipflops? 61-62?  nc4bo   Jul-14-08 01:24 PM   #12 
  - DID YOU KNOW that the 2009 military budget is now at $897,700,000,000?  unhappycamper   Jul-14-08 01:25 PM   #13 
  - I think we need to Challenge the Media whenever they use mis-information..  kevinmc   Jul-14-08 01:26 PM   #14 
  - that would be a 24/7 job since the role of MSM is to confuse and keep the masses divided n/t  1Hippiechick   Jul-14-08 07:19 PM   #64 
  - John McCain claims to care about the environment but DID YOU KNOW  nam78_two   Jul-14-08 01:33 PM   #15 
  - John McCain -- 61 Flip-Flops and Counting  kevinmc   Jul-14-08 01:37 PM   #16 
  - i think it's a mistake  druidity33   Jul-14-08 02:17 PM   #17 
  - On your Academy point...  berni_mccoy   Jul-14-08 02:27 PM   #18 
     - wow...  druidity33   Jul-14-08 03:35 PM   #22 
        - I know those were the rates about 20 years ago.. and they were consistent prior to that and  berni_mccoy   Jul-14-08 03:54 PM   #33 
  - DID YOU KNOW? That John McCain knows Big Oil has been sending our Oil overseas...  berni_mccoy   Jul-14-08 02:52 PM   #19 
  - Aren't we shipping oil to Iraq for our troops to use?  1Hippiechick   Jul-14-08 07:21 PM   #65 
  - My suggestion: the "I have waited patiently to see (fill in blank) covered in this newspaper  CTyankee   Jul-14-08 03:27 PM   #20 
  - UPDATED VERSION  EarlG   Jul-14-08 03:33 PM   #21 
  - Looking Good! How about this: DID YOU KNOW? Even though John McCain clinched the GOP nomination...  berni_mccoy   Jul-14-08 03:41 PM   #24 
  - Ok ..... I am using this and already started putting it out........n/t  kevinmc   Jul-14-08 03:41 PM   #25 
  - Lol  EarlG   Jul-14-08 03:43 PM   #28 
     - Hey ..... I can put out more 8-)  kevinmc   Jul-14-08 03:54 PM   #34 
  - just a petty quibble:  wakemeupwhenitsover   Jul-14-08 03:42 PM   #26 
  - I think there are some  EarlG   Jul-14-08 03:45 PM   #30 
  - looks good from here.  ulysses   Jul-14-08 03:52 PM   #32 
  - We should maintain citations with this list... similar to the way wiki does it.  berni_mccoy   Jul-14-08 03:57 PM   #35 
     - Someone mentioned this in the other thread  EarlG   Jul-14-08 04:10 PM   #40 
        - Ah, ok, cool. LOL... always have to consider the target.  berni_mccoy   Jul-14-08 04:13 PM   #42 
  - Did you know that mcbush considers Social Security and Medicare...  nc4bo   Jul-14-08 03:36 PM   #23 
  - Did you know his full name is JOHN SIDNEY McCAIN III ?  Overseas   Jul-14-08 03:45 PM   #29 
  - Maybe that should be the title  EarlG   Jul-14-08 03:46 PM   #31 
     - *lol* I like it.  berni_mccoy   Jul-14-08 03:58 PM   #36 
     - I like that.  pinto   Jul-14-08 04:05 PM   #38 
  - I'd like to see something about the S&L scandal in here  tkmorris   Jul-14-08 04:07 PM   #39 
  - Did you know John Mccains Lobbyists flew out the Saudis Royals after 911  Twist_U_Up   Jul-14-08 04:11 PM   #41 
  - McCain also wrote the foreward to the Popular Mechanics book that claims to debunk 9/11  Twist_U_Up   Jul-14-08 04:18 PM   #43 
  - Just thinking out loud here, but maybe it'd be  The Village Idiot   Jul-14-08 04:58 PM   #44 
  - NanceGreggs did a really good one...........  nc4bo   Jul-14-08 05:04 PM   #46 
  - That's a fine idea, but...  EarlG   Jul-14-08 05:19 PM   #47 
  - ok, np. I think you're doing a marvelous thing here. Thank-you! nt  nc4bo   Jul-14-08 07:02 PM   #62 
  - He's already getting too much positive attention by the MSM while his negatives are overlooked  berni_mccoy   Jul-14-08 06:40 PM   #58 
  - Not in DU at the present. For whatever reason, the positive pieces don't get read - seems the DUers  1Hippiechick   Jul-14-08 07:30 PM   #66 
  - The old goat has received hardly any (negative) attention from the  babylonsister   Jul-15-08 06:35 AM   #69 
  - oh, is this the active thread now? nt  World Citizen   Jul-14-08 05:01 PM   #45 
  - They're both active  EarlG   Jul-14-08 05:20 PM   #48 
  - Did you know...  ms liberty   Jul-14-08 05:23 PM   #49 
  - I strongly agree with putting that out there...but it must be handled with finesse  me b zola   Jul-14-08 06:53 PM   #61 
  - Can we really verify that they "regularly" charge so much to their credit cards?  Kristi1696   Jul-14-08 05:28 PM   #50 
  - Fair point  EarlG   Jul-14-08 06:08 PM   #54 
  - The list looks great and i'd be happy to pass it on. nt  nc4bo   Jul-14-08 05:35 PM   #52 
  - These are all good suggestions, and as time goes by, McCain will  rasputin1952   Jul-14-08 05:49 PM   #53 
  - DID YOU KNOW? John Sidney McCain III graduated #894 out of 899 at West Point.  pinto   Jul-14-08 06:10 PM   #55 
  - I believe it was The Naval Academy. But see my response #18 above  berni_mccoy   Jul-14-08 06:36 PM   #57 
     - Thanks and thanks.  pinto   Jul-14-08 07:06 PM   #63 
  - I think it should include links in it for verification, that said  FLDem5   Jul-14-08 06:12 PM   #56 
  - I agree, it should include links...  Robeson   Jul-14-08 06:48 PM   #60 
  - Suggestion  dist22dem   Jul-14-08 06:47 PM   #59 
  - Good stuff in Wikipedia: to check out: 4/1/81 McBomb retired and designated as disabled, awarded  1Hippiechick   Jul-14-08 07:52 PM   #67 
  - A few things  Time for change   Jul-14-08 10:11 PM   #68 
  - Kick back to the top.  Forkboy   Jul-15-08 12:07 PM   #70 
  - The action has been posted  EarlG   Jul-15-08 03:21 PM   #71 

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