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brooklynite Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-31-08 10:12 AM
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President Bush, Vice President Cheney to skip Republican convention because of Hurricane Gustav
Source: CNN

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tridim Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-31-08 10:16 AM
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1. They'll blame the empty seats in the arena on Gustav too.
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IndianaGreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-31-08 10:19 AM
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3. On a CNN Finance show yesterday, they blamed Clinton for mortgage crisis
We are dealing with the same crowd that blames a mythological Satan for all the ills of the world.
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NYC Liberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-31-08 10:18 AM
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2. Bill Clinton was IMPEACHED and he's still incredibly popular, and has
always spoke at our conventions since he left office.

Shrub can't even speak at his own party's convention WHILE he's president. :rofl:
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lovuian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-31-08 10:20 AM
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4. this is freaky how can Gustav effect Minnasota????
what are they going to do ????
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pattmarty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-31-08 10:24 AM
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6. Well ya have to remember that the twin cities is at.......
......THE OTHER END of the Mississippi river. :sarcasm:
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bulloney Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-31-08 11:10 AM
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22. Yeah, the water will run upstream and devastate the Twin Cities.
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pattmarty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-31-08 11:50 AM
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25. We can only hope that it Miraculously will spare the.........
.....people & their property of the twin cities and will come down with the lord's sword and slay the evil motherfuckers at the convention. :sarcasm:
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global1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-31-08 10:20 AM
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5. Looks Like That Evangelical Preachers Prayers Were Answered......
now neither Bush or Cheney will embarrass the Repugs.

They were looking for some excuse - any excuse - and now they have one.

Overall the RNC couldn't hold a candle to the show at the DNC. They would look very bad by comparison. So actually - all this is really working into the favor of the Repugs. They'll be able to get a lot of mileage out of this storm.

Nothing has changed. They are still preying on the lives of the people that will be affected by this storm as they did during Katrina.
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WileEcoyote Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-31-08 10:35 AM
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8. Oddly the proper thing to do IS to cancel Bush's appearance...
But it won't help them one way or another. The storm, if it is bad enough, will remind voters of Bush Katrina neglect and the carnage will carry THAT sour note through November.

I'm not praying for that though. Unlike James Dobson who prayed for bad weather at the DNC in Denver last week.

I pray no one gets hurt.
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stillcool Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-31-08 10:33 AM
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7. Is that what they're...
calling the past 8 years?
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neomonkey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-31-08 10:36 AM
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9. Guess I can't blame the Repugs
I mean, would you want your despicable old lush of an uncle crashing your party?
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swimmernsecretsea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-31-08 10:37 AM
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10. Did anyone get the Michael Moore letter to God about Rev. Dobson requesting a storm in Denver?
Dear God,

The other night, the Rev. James Dobson's ministry asked all believers to pray for a storm on Thursday night so that the Obama acceptance speech outdoors in Denver would have to be canceled. ...


Full letter here:
http://www.michaelmoore.com/words/message/index.php?id=...
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Phred42 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-31-08 10:39 AM
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11. This is a gift from GOD for the Republicans
Otherwise the Village Idiot and Darth would HAVE to attend

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Hubert Flottz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-31-08 10:40 AM
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12. AWOL again...
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Imagevision Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-31-08 10:42 AM
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13. Bush & Cheney to remain in hiding until January 9th
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slackmaster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-31-08 10:42 AM
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14. Any flimsly little excuse will do
The GOP must distance themselves from Bush and Cheney at all cost.
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trthnd4jstc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-31-08 10:43 AM
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15. Maybe they could just leave the planet altogether. n/t
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CountAllVotes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-31-08 10:54 AM
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16. good idea to hide out why people are dying because of them
they after all failed to pass the legislation necessary to shore up and fix the levees.

Every life lost this time around in the next Katrina event about to happen is blood on the hands of every single member of the Congress that failed to vote for this critical legislation!

May they reap what they have sowed.

Karma really is a bitch!!!

:kick:

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AmericanUnity Donating Member (342 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-31-08 10:57 AM
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17. The RNC didn't REAAAAALY want them there anyway. They wanted to run FROM Bush/Cheney for the TeeVee
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Leftist Agitator Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-31-08 11:06 AM
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18. "President Bush, Vice President Cheney to skip Republican convention because of Hurricane Gustav."
"Chief National Embarrassment and Vice Maniac Cheney to skip convention because they're more toxic than botulism."

There ya go, fixed that right up for ya!

:hi:
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bulloney Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-31-08 11:09 AM
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19. It's probably a mutual agreement. I don't think Cheney and Bush could face the delegates
after the clusterfuck of a mess they've left this country and their party.
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krispos42 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-31-08 11:09 AM
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20. Well, if he's going to be spending it on crisis management...
... it's the correct thing to do.

If he's going to be spending it reading My Pet Goat: Rise of the Son or do a striptease act for John McCain's birthday, well... hell, considering his leadership skills, it's still probably better than him in crisis management!!!



Of course, his entire party is thanking God that he won't be there.
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PfcHammer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-31-08 11:09 AM
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21. How convenient things worked out this way. The 2 aholes
are no shows and the wingers appear to be on top of things.
Let's see how successful Piyush is down in LA defending
the the state from Gustav. :eyes:
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Lorien Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-31-08 11:13 AM
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23. Oh, and not because Rove told them too?
Seriously, how stupid do they think we all are.They were oblivious to Katrina and are now staying in DC because McCain's camp doesn't want to remind the public of their close ties to a failed presidency. How much more transparent can these fools be?
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TankLV Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-31-08 11:47 AM
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24. "because of the Hurricane"...SURE - that's the reasons, really...
has nothing to do with their MISERABLE FAILURE OF AN ADMINISTRATION THAT HAS TURNED EVERYTHING THEY TOUCHED TO CRAP FOR THE PAST EIGHT YEARS - no that's not it at all...
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unblock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-31-08 12:03 PM
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26. "republicans plead with bush, cheney to switch parties and endorse obama"
Edited on Sun Aug-31-08 12:03 PM by unblock
they're worse than deadweight to republicans, the both of them.
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glitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-31-08 12:21 PM
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27. ROFL! Yeah, that's why. nt
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Baby Snooks Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-31-08 12:41 PM
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28. Shame they didn't pick New Orleans...
They were considering New Orleans for the obvious reason. "The city that the Republicans built." Well, if you're white and wealthy they did. What poetic justice it would be if they had. They would be evacuating along with everyone else. If the levees break again that might cost them the election. So in that sense, there is still some poetic justice.

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MasonJar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-31-08 01:05 PM
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29. Go down there Bush/Cheney and stand in its path...please.
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BadgerKid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-31-08 01:19 PM
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30. Shows you the lack of confidence in their own party/beliefs. n/t
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Betty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-31-08 01:27 PM
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31. How convenient.
It's a good excuse. Stupid people will think it's because they care.
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high density Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-31-08 02:15 PM
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32. You'd think it was 1880 or something
and the telegraph lines didn't stretch to St. Paul. What is it in Washington they can do that they can't do elsewhere? This is so lame.
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BlueManDude Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-01-08 09:59 AM
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33. Neither was going anyway.
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