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JonLP24 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-02-08 11:40 AM
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McCain: Obama lead growing because 'life isn't fair'
Source: CNN

(CNN) -- Sen. John McCain said Thursday that Sen. Barack Obama's poll numbers are rising as the economy seems to sink "because life isn't fair."

"He certainly did nothing for the first few days," McCain told Fox News on Thursday. "I suspended my campaign, took our ads down, came back to Washington, met with the House folks and got on the phone, and also had face-to-face meetings."

New CNN/Time/Opinion Research Corporation polls of several key battleground states released Wednesday found Obama has made gains across the board -- either taking statistically significant leads or erasing McCain advantages -- over the past few weeks.

Since the financial crisis began in mid-September, Obama has taken and held a lead over McCain in the national CNN poll of polls.

Read more: http://www.cnn.com/2008/POLITICS/10/02/campaign.wrap /
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orestes Donating Member (543 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-02-08 11:42 AM
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1. Erm, is he whining?
Edited on Thu Oct-02-08 11:42 AM by orestes
That's just pathetic.
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ann_american2004 Donating Member (480 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-02-08 11:45 AM
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6. yeah the first thing i thought too
and just the fact he did all those things and nothing came of it shows he is impotent within his party
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GinaMaria Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-02-08 12:08 PM
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24. He didn't suspend his campaign
His ads still ran. He didn't accomplish anything in terms of the bill. He had too many interviews to do :eyes:
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ann_american2004 Donating Member (480 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-02-08 12:10 PM
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26. TRUE! TRUE!
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Daemonaquila Donating Member (413 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-02-08 12:14 PM
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28. He needs some cheese with that whine.
Oh, never mind. He's got cheesy covered with Palin.
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Orsino Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-02-08 05:24 PM
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45. Nah. This may be the only thing he's said all season that I like.
No politician should ever be expected to answer a question like: "Why is your opponent so far ahead?" As a response, "life is unfair" strikes me as an acceptable dodge; hell, it even suggests a touch of maturity that is refreshing after months of McCain arrogance.
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polichick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-02-08 11:42 AM
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2. Life sure isn't fair - that creep would never have gotten anywhere without his Grampy and Dad.
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NoQuarter Donating Member (532 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-02-08 11:58 AM
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16. ...And Cindy. n/t
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polichick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-02-08 12:07 PM
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22. And God only knows how many others he's used and abused.
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hedgehog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-02-08 01:40 PM
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38. and Cindy's Dad's money!
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radfringe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-02-08 11:44 AM
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3. has anyone called the whaaaaambulance yet? n/t
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KamaAina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-02-08 04:29 PM
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43. Dialing Whine-One-One as you speak.
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Art_from_Ark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-02-08 11:42 PM
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49. Whine-One-One
Too funny
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shanti Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-02-08 11:44 AM
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4. sad....
:nopity:
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SmokingJacket Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-02-08 11:45 AM
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5. I'm amazed at how poorly these people answer slightly challenging questions
I swear, *I* could handle that question better.

"Well, we clearly still have some work to do in getting our message out, that Democrats consistently blah blah blah."

Or the old standby, "Look, polls go up and down. We're not running our campaign based on the whims of pollsters blah blah."

But... "Life isn't fair?" WTF kind of answer is that??
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Frank Cannon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-02-08 11:45 AM
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7. IT'S JUST NOT FAIR!!!!!!


Maybe he can get Phil Gramm to comfort him, or give him a pacifier.
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goforit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-03-08 12:02 AM
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50. Hilarious!!!!....And whata whining maveric at that.
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Sabriel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-02-08 11:47 AM
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8. "And Obama got a bigger piece of cake than I did!!!"
Isn't he a little OLD for that? Obama just did what any rational politician would have.
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YOY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-02-08 11:48 AM
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9. No John, life is not fair but progressives like to try to make it a little more fair than it is.
How dare we.
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Solly Mack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-02-08 11:50 AM
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10. Poor put upon, McCain
snicker

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TrogL Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-02-08 11:50 AM
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11. What exactly did McCain think he was going to or did accomplish
It reminds me of Dubya (or most other Presidents) flying down to view disasters from the scene. Other than a photo-op, what does this accomplish that couldn't be accomplished by people already on the scene.

President whatever: I need to see for myself.
Interesting question: Why? Don't you trust the people on the scene? Don't you trust your own advisors?
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phantom power Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-02-08 11:52 AM
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12. I get it. It's not fair that everybody saw through his dumb-ass stunt.
The nation didn't fall to its knees and praise McCain for dropping his campaign. Because the nation's IQ is higher than he thought it was. And that's not fair.
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rateyes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-02-08 11:53 AM
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13. Cry us a
Edited on Thu Oct-02-08 11:53 AM by rateyes
fucking river, John. :cry: :nopity:
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JBoy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-02-08 11:54 AM
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14. Total fucking baby.
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GeorgeGist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-02-08 11:55 AM
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15. Capitalism isn't fair either ...
but who gives a phuck?
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Zambero Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-02-08 11:59 AM
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17. Pity pot whiner?
Conversely. the "fair" thing would be for McCain to be ahead at the moment. Now I know why McCame blurted out in Des Moines that he's always wanted to be a dictator -- because he can't get legitimately elected as president. Unfair!
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dougkeenan Donating Member (74 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-02-08 11:59 AM
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18. Yeah, face to face meetings ...
... where he couldn't look some participants directly in the eye. Ahem.
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shaniqua6392 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-02-08 12:04 PM
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19. He did not take his ads down here in Michigan.
He is a whiner and is full of crap. What happened to him? I used to think he was at least respectable. He is a shell of his former self.
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melody Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-02-08 12:04 PM
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20. Yeah, life's not fair -- callous jerks have 7 houses while good people lose theirs
I really hope this putz loses re-election to the Senate so he can go the hell away and we won't have to see him again.
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flakey_foont Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-02-08 12:05 PM
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21. geez
the biggest whine one can make...."Life isn't fair"....

it's not fair,,,wah wah wah...

John, take your ball and go home.......or tell your mommy

what an asshole!
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louis-t Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-02-08 12:08 PM
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23. That's it, just keep lying. You didn't suspend your campaign or take one ad
down now did you Johnny boy?
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Roland99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-02-08 12:10 PM
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25. At the White House meeting where McCain was *there* and Obama was "phoning it in"....
Obama *several* times asked McCain his thoughts on the plan.

McCain never answered.


He sat there like a sack.

A worthless sack of shit.

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bamacrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-02-08 12:13 PM
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27. But he didnt suspend the videos, and he ended up reinstating his campaign within days.
Nothing had been done, and he decided to come back for the debate. All this shows is desperation for the job, or really the power. Power hungry people should not be given it, they rarely use it wisely, and blame others when they do wrong.
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sutz12 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-02-08 12:16 PM
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29. Not to bust any bubbles, but....
the opening line reads:

Sen. John McCain jokingly said Thursday that Sen. Barack Obama's poll numbers are rising as the economy seems to sink "because life isn't fair."


(bold mine)

Not sure the "whining" label fits all that well.

:shrug:

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Dem2theMax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-02-08 01:14 PM
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33. They may have used the word "jokingly," but we all know he meant every word.
McCain is mad as hell that his gimmick didn't work. HIS poll numbers were dropping, and in true repuke fashion, they created this mess of a plan to have him 'suspend' his campaign.

Problem is, we all saw him NOT suspending his campaign.
Not for one second.
If you don't believe me, ask David Letterman. ;)
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northernlights Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-02-08 01:01 PM
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30.  have to disagree yet again with McShame
this is one of those very rare moments when life *is* fair. Obama did what needed to be done, and gave his directions on what was required for the bill to pass muster...all in a calm, reassuring and presidential manner designed to prevent panic.

McShame didn't suspend his campaign. (Not that it would have mattered.)

He tried to use the situation to manipulate the debates to his favor. (And happily failed.)

He didn't head for DC or involve himself in any way until he thought it would help him, and then by lying to Letterman and rushing back like he was some kind of saviour.

And then did everything he could to *kill* the bailout, and offered absolutely zip to come up with an alternate solution.

And then as the markets tumbled, ran away from the results of his stupid stunts like a coward. While Obama addressed the press (and nation) again, and in a calm, reassuring and presidential manner.

So Obama should be up in the polls. Although if life was truly fair, he'd be up a lot more!

But in general life isn't fair. McShame has the best healthcare available lifelong, all paid for by taxpayers like me. And I've rarely had any and was left to die by my HMO back when I did.

McShame doesn't know which house he slept in last night. I'm getting close to losing the one house it took me 30 years to save up to buy.

McShame doesn't remember where he parked any of his 13 cars. I'm afraid my sole old car is going to need major work that I can't afford.

So somebody please call a waaambulance.

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damntexdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-02-08 01:03 PM
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31. Oh, poor widdle Johnny! Isn't life fair to you? Those bad-old poll numbers!
Just don't have anything to do with them! Go hide out for the next five weeks -- don't pay attention to poll numbers, don't pay attention to anyone who wants to talk to you about politics. Especially don't let that mean-old governor from Alaska upset you. Just withdraw! Then, in mid-November, just figure on going back and being a senator.
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pattmarty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-02-08 01:05 PM
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32. What happened to the playboy bad-ass Navy jet pilot???
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Cheap_Trick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-02-08 01:21 PM
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34. It's ok Citizen McCain, help is on the way


Now quit your fucking whining, you goddamn baby.
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Buenaventura Donating Member (269 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-02-08 01:27 PM
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35. He did nothing ... I did nothing, but I did nothing on purpose ... he
did nothing by mistake or on purpose to make me look bad, not to help the country ... when I do nothing it's to help stuff ... just wait 'til tonite ... Sarah will explain it
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GoddessOfGuinness Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-02-08 01:36 PM
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36. Aww. Poor lying-ass thug.
It's just not fair! Maybe he should skew the election again so it'll be "fair". :eyes:
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truthisfreedom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-02-08 01:38 PM
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37. Lying and whining in the same breath. He sounds like a fucking brat.
No wonder he likes Sarah. He's just as childish as she is.
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mitchum Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-02-08 01:43 PM
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39. POW = Petulant Old Whiner
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LynnTheDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-02-08 02:25 PM
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40. LOL!!!
Gee, such "presidential" whining.

Hey America, mccain & Palin are making us all look like the dumbest hicks on the planet.

Oh wait...
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AndyTiedye Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-02-08 03:31 PM
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41. If Life Were Fair, McCain Woulda Gone to Jail With the Rest of the Keating 5
and Gore would be President.

But I think we can still spare the old man a tiny violin to console him over the unfairness of it all. :nopity:

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Betty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-02-08 04:28 PM
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42. bush being "elected" twice
to me, that is the gold standard of life not being fair. I am sure that diebold and kkkarl rove are busily making sure that this election won't be fair either.
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JNelson6563 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-02-08 05:18 PM
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44. I caught a clip of that, a real whine fest
But remember, it's the Dems that whine. Yep, that's it.

Julie
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wicket Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-02-08 05:26 PM
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46. He didn't take the ads down, he's fucking LYING
But what else is new?
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Fire1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-03-08 08:56 AM
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53. You got that right. They were still gong strong in Mich.
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depakid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-02-08 05:30 PM
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47. It's actually kind of hard to watch the guy flailing about
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New_England_Patriot Donating Member (43 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-02-08 05:39 PM
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48. You suspended your campaign?
Hey McCain, I have a question! Did you need a ride to the airport?!?

No you went on CBS instead... TO CAMPAIGN... you frigging liar.
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pinniped Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-03-08 02:08 AM
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51. This turd was looking for his Ghouliani moment.
Nice try, asshole.
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Dr Fate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-03-08 03:08 AM
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52. LOL! But sometimes it is! n/t
n/t
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Javaman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-03-08 10:54 AM
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54. or maybe that mclame just sucks as a candidate....
but what do I know? LOL
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