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top10 ADMIN Donating Member (155 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-20-10 12:04 AM
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The Top 10 Conservative Idiots, No. 380
Edited on Mon Sep-20-10 12:11 AM by EarlG


The Top 10 Conservative Idiots, No. 380

September 20, 2010
Teabag Takeover Edition

Surprise! Yes, the Top 10 is back for a special limited run. I'll be checking in with weekly editions between now and the elections on November 2 -- so let's get started! This week The GOP (1) has created a storm in a teacup, which has only gotten stronger thanks to the shenanigans of Christine O'Donnell (2,3). Elsewhere, Sean Hannity (6) is up to his usual tricks, Newt Gingrich (7) is a racist, and Mitch McConnell (8) knows who the real victims of the recession are. Don't forget the key!



The GOP batshit crazy

The Tea Party won big once again in last Tuesday's primaries, which means that establishment Republicans are slinking off with their tails between their legs while Democrats are breathing a sigh of relief. Yes, the political landscape still looks grim, but at least the Dems are going to be running against a bunch of insane asylum escapees this year.

In 2010 the Republican Party will be represented by such luminaries as:

Rand Paul



He's a fake opthamologist who worships the Aqua Buddha!

Mike Lee



He wants taxpayers to pay for oil spills so oil companies don't have to!

Christine O'Donnell



She's a fake Oxford University graduate whose biggest fear is mice with human brains!

Joe Miller



He wants to phase out Social Security and Medicare and abolish unemployment insurance! (Wait... that's all Republicans.)

Sharron Angle



She's an alleged Scientologist who's been endorsed by Joe the Plumber!

By the way, if you were looking for some more good news, word on the street is that the greatest chairman ever in the history of the RNC, Michael Steele, is planning on running for a second term. To which I say, go for it! What better Bozo to oversee the Republican Party's all-new clown show?



Christine O'Donnell pandering

Hats off to anti-masturbation crusader Christine O'Donnell who knocked out establishment Republican Mike Castle in Delaware's Republican Senate primary last week. O'Donnell may not be a fan of self-stimulation but she sure loves a good teabagging -- according to the Huffington Post she received "at least $250,000 in Tea Party Express television advertising." And now she's got a real uphill battle to beat Democrat Chris Coons in the general election (who incidentally would have struggled against Mike Castle -- oh well!)

Christine O'Donnell certainly didn't hold back in her attempts to appeal to conservative Republicans.


Remind you of anyone?


I guess if O'Donnell's success is truly indicative of the current state of affairs in the GOP, we can expect other Republicans to start jumping on the bandwagon any day now...




Christine O'Donnell crook

While Christine O'Donnell's car-wreck candidacy is certainly something to gawk at (She dabbled in witchcraft? She said condoms are "anti-human?") there are some far more serious issues plaguing her current run for office.

Last week Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) said that they are going to "ask authorities in Delaware to investigate Senate candidate Christine O'Donnell's finances."

At issue are more than $20,000 of spending in 2009 and 2010 that Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington claims was illegal.

"It turns out Miss O'Donnell has treated her campaign funds like they are her very own personal piggy bank. She's used that money to pay for things like her rent, for gas, meals and even a bowling outing. And that's just flat-out illegal," said Melanie Sloan, the group's executive director.

O'Donnell's response? Well, she cancelled her Sunday talk show appearances and will presumably be taking Sarah Palin's advice to just "speak through Fox News" from now on. Because after all, if the media can't ask her any questions about it, it's like it never happened!

By the way, media -- I know you're excited about Christine O'Donnell's candidacy, but this really is taking things a bit far...




Karl Rove covering your ass circular firing squad

Once upon a time, Karl Rove was one of the most powerful men in the Republican Party. Oh, how the mighty have fallen.

Last week Karl -- now employed as an analyst on Fox News -- said of Christine O'Donnell, "I've met her. I wasn't frankly impressed by her abilities as a candidate. One thing that O'Donnell is now going to have to answer in the general election that she didn't in the primary is her own checkered background. There were a lot of nutty things she has been saying that don't add up. Why did she mislead voters about her college education? How come it took nearly two decades to pay her college bills so she could get her college degree? How did she make a living?"

Well that's pretty harsh -- but you can hardly blame the guy. After all, Rove's former colleague David Frum just called O'Donnell a "quixotic, fraudulent, gold-digging liar with no job and no accomplishments." And in the dying days of the primary race, even O'Donnell's former campaign manager called her a "complete fraud."

But Karl must have forgotten the new Golden Rule of Republican Politics: Do unto others as Rush Limbaugh tells you to do. Here's Rush the day after Karl's comments:

"This is about conservatives taking back the Republican Party," Limbaugh said Wednesday, following Christine O'Donnell's victory in the GOP senate primary in Delaware over Rep. Mike Castle despite the vociferous objections of party insiders.

"Who the hell are they, anyway, to anoint or disanoint somebody as electable or not electable?" Rush Limbaugh asked Wednesday. "I'm in charge of that! ... That's always been my purview and nothing's changed."

Uh-oh Rush... them's fighting words! You don't think the mighty Turdblossom is going to take that lying down, do you?

O'Donnell, for her part, denounced Rove's "Republican cannibalism," predicting the "so-called political guru" would be forced to eat "humble pie."

And that is more or less what happened Thursday, when Rove walked back his comments in another interview with Fox, claiming he endorsed O'Donnell from the beginning and believes the marketing consultant and former abstinence activist can win in Nov. 2 midterms if she opens up about her muddled financial history, including tax and mortgage default problems.

Mmm... how's that humble pie taste, Karl?



James Byrne extreme

Elsewhere, Republican feuds are becoming literally explosive -- check out what happened in Madison, Connecticut last week:

People who know James Byrne say he is a jovial family man and a successful lawyer -- the last guy they would ever suspect of calling in a bomb threat.

But police allege Byrne is responsible for Sunday's bomb threat at a political fundraiser attended by Republican U.S. Senate candidate Linda McMahon, and the motive may be a series of political slights.

(snip)

Byrne ran against Banisch for the chairmanship and lost in 2008. He resigned from the RTC after he completed his term in 2009.

"He told me he didn't want to return," said Tom Banisch.

Byrne also left the PZC in January after he was made an alternate member, instead of a regular member.

But surely there must be some mistake! Following Byrne's arrest, his attorney said, "Jim is a highly reputed lawyer and citizen of Madison and he has been for many years. He is highly reputed by colleagues at the bar, judges at the bench and political friends. I'll be very interested in looking at the evidence that police and prosecutors present in the case."

Indeed -- after all, it sounds like James Byrne is a real upstanding member of the community. So come on, cops -- let's see this so-called evidence you've got against him!

Police identified the source of the call as a pay phone in WalMart in Guilford. Surveillance cameras allegedly caught Byrne parking his car, walking into the store, approaching the pay phone, putting on gloves and picking up the receiver to make a call, sources said.

After completing the call, Bryne allegedly wiped down the phone. The surveillance cameras followed him back to his car and captured his license plate number.

Oh, I see.



Sean Hannity lying

Apparently slack-jawed fuckstick Sean Hannity still has a career in television, despite having a face only a mother could look at without regurgitating. Yes, it seems our Sean has maintained his high approval ratings with everyone from elderly nursing home residents to people who buy truck nuts, in large part thanks to his daily multi-hour truth-telling sessions about Black Nazi Muslim Socialist President Hitler.

For example, during a recent speech President Obama said, "Under the tax plan passed by the last administration, taxes are scheduled to go up substantially next year, for everybody." Ouch -- that's certainly not something your average Fox News fan is going to want to hear while he's on his way to burn some teabags or whatever it is those lunatics are up to these days.

But when the truth hurts, Sean Hannity is here to kiss your boo-boo and make it all better.

Introducing the video, Hannity called Obama's words "a rare moment of honesty" that he hopes voters will watch.

"... (Taxes) are scheduled to go up substantially next year, for everybody," the president said.

Cut back to Hannity.

"I know the anointed one will make sure that happens," he quipped disapprovingly.

Perhaps Fox News should just go ahead and change its slogan from, "We Report, You Decide" to, "HA HA HA YOU GULLIBLE FUCKERS!!!!"



Newt Gingrich racism

Last week former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich was in the middle of an interview when he accidentally swallowed his dog whistle. According to Media Matters:

Since the beginning of the Obama presidency, right-wing media -- especially those who work at Fox News -- have been carrying out a campaign of not-so-subtle race-baiting.

Today, Fox News contributor Newt Gingrich took this campaign to new levels, reportedly telling the National Review that Obama has pretended to be "normal" but that Obama actually seems to be engaged in "Kenyan, anti-colonial behavior."

While you're scratching your head trying to decipher Newt's theory, here's what Fox News viewers just heard: the scary black man is coming to get you!

Yes, it seems that Newt Gingich has taken one too many teabags to the face. Still, I guess we now know who his 2012 running mate is going to be:




Mitch McConnell fat cat screwing the poor

There was more bad economic news last week as the Great Bush Recession continues to drive people into poverty.

Numbers released this week by the Census Bureau are grim: One out of seven Americans is living in poverty. One out of five children falls in that category. In 2009, 4 million Americans fell into poverty. Millions more would have been counted among their number were it not for unemployment benefits that kept them afloat. It is the highest rate of poverty since 1994 at the beginning of an interlude of relative prosperity.

The median income has also fallen -- by 4.2 percent since 2007. Median family income in 2009 was 5 percent lower than in 1999. One economist told The New York Times: "This is the first time in memory that an entire decade has produced essentially no economic growth for the typical American household."

Just so we're clear, "poverty" is currently defined by the Department of Health and Human Services as a family of four living on less than $22,050 per year. Last year 4 million more Americans fell below that line, meaning that there were 43.6 million Americans officially living in poverty as of 2009.

And it could have been even worse -- unemployment insurance benefits kept another 3.3 million out of poverty. Not that the Republicans care much about that, of course. Think Progress reminds us that:

...conservatives have done everything they can to delay extensions of unemployment benefits. Republicans in the Senate have repeatedly locked arms to block extending the benefits for unemployed Americans, putting the wellbeing of jobless people in peril. And as the Wonk Room's Pat Garofalo notes, a major chunk of 2009's unemployment benefits were funded by the stimulus bill, which "House Republicans unanimously opposed."

Sickening huh? But it's okay -- Republicans have a really good reason for trying to cut off people's unemployment benefits and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell explained it all during a speech on the Senate floor last week. The Chinless Wonder was arguing that people who make more than $250,000 shouldn't have their Bush-era tax cuts taken away this year when he said this:

McCONNELL: We can't let the people who've been hit the hardest by this recession, and who need to create the jobs that will get us out of it, foot the bill for the Democrats' two-year adventure in expanded government.

Millionaires have been "hit the hardest?" Really? Maybe some of these folks should try feeding their family of four on $22,050 a year and see how they like that.

And you can forget about the fact that extending Bush's tax cuts for the rich will increase the deficit by $830 billion over the next ten years -- that's irrelevant. Why? Because according to Republicans, giving massive tax breaks to the wealthiest people in America is the only surefire way to stimulate the economy.

Well duh. I mean, look around you -- haven't you noticed how well Bush's tax cut plan has worked out for everyone over the past ten years?



Judd Gregg dumb

In one of the best decisions he's made since becoming president, Barack Obama last week appointed Elizabeth Warren as a special adviser to set up the new Consumer Financial Protection Agency. The appointment means that Warren will not have to be confirmed by the Senate - which of course did not go down well with Republicans.

Take Sen. Judd Gregg for example, who was shocked -- shocked I tell ya -- to learn that Warren had been given the position. Why? Well, according to The Hill:

GREGG: My concern is that she would use the agency for the purpose of promoting social justice.

So there you have it folks. According to Republicans, giving hundreds of billions of dollars in tax breaks to the richest people in America = great idea! Promoting social justice = shouldn't be allowed!



Sarah Palin dumb

And finally, the First Lady of Political Flimflam went all the way back to Alaska to pocket some fast cash by introducing Glenn Beck at an appearance in Anchorage last week, and surprisingly the universe did not throw up its hands and collapse into a supermassive black hole of dumbfuckery.

It was a close call though.

Palin told of doing an interview last year with Beck under the Statue of Liberty in New York. She said she told Beck that her soldier son, Track, had gotten a tattoo of the statue on his forearm and she'd just been texting with him about what they knew about the monument. She said Beck sent Track a book with a chapter on the meaning of the Statue of Liberty.

"This Statue of Liberty was gifted to us by foreign leaders, really as a warning to us, it was a warning to us to stay unique and to stay exceptional from other countries. Certainly not to go down the path of other countries that adopted socialist policies," Palin said to cheers from the crowd.

Really? Because according to the National Park Service, "The people of France gave the Statue to the people of the United States over one hundred years ago in recognition of a friendship established during the American Revolution."

But to be fair to Palin, I think we all know how much the French hate socialism.

See you next week!

-- EarlG
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Skittles Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-20-10 12:05 AM
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1. WOO!!!!!!!!!!
WHAT A TREAT!! :D
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Demeter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-20-10 12:08 AM
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2. OOooh! OOooh! OOooh!
Edited on Mon Sep-20-10 12:15 AM by Demeter
K&R on spec, now back to read it!

What a wealth of material you have to work with!

After reading: It's amazing how "normal" it all seems. After all, these people are not mugging for laughs, like Jon Stewart or even Colbert. They are dead serious. They really mean it.

Hope we have enough prison space and some gutsy attorneys general. The country could use a crackdown on crimes of this sort.
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krispos42 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-20-10 12:08 AM
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3. To the greatest!
now I'll go read it...
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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-20-10 12:09 AM
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4. Terrific! Thank you, and I didn't know who James Byrne was, so
Edited on Mon Sep-20-10 12:10 AM by babylonsister
you are a font of education also! :yourock:

And this took some 'putting together', so thanks for that also! :loveya:
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flvegan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-20-10 12:11 AM
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5. It's back??? Is it really, really back!!!!!???
w00t!!
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AllyCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-20-10 12:12 AM
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6. Oh, this is a treat! Soooo glad to see this column back for a bit!
And fantastic as always!
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Suich Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-20-10 12:14 AM
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7. Cool!
Edited on Mon Sep-20-10 12:14 AM by Suich
I haven't even read it yet but I'm so happy to see the Top Ten back again!!!

Thanks, EarlG!

:yourock:
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petersjo02 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-20-10 12:14 AM
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8. Orly clearly needs a better bra
to hold her "girls" up. In this pic, it looks like they hang to her waist. Not that there's anything wrong with that. ;-)
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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-20-10 12:17 AM
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10. ...
Edited on Mon Sep-20-10 12:17 AM by babylonsister
:spank: Some girls are better and younger than others. And some of us miss our girls. You should focus on her profoundness! :rofl:

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awoke_in_2003 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-20-10 06:28 PM
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82. If breast size equaled "profoundness"...
she wouldn't need a bra :)
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napi21 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-20-10 12:16 AM
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9. I never heard of that Byrne guy, but I already know he's not very smart!
A respected attorey & h doesn't realize that WM has survelience cameras everywhere? IT never occurred to him to just buy a prepaid phone with cash if he wanted to do something illegal? DAMN! I'm OLD and way to honest for my own good, but I KNOW not to do the stupid thing HE DID!
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Stargazer09 Donating Member (625 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-20-10 12:17 AM
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11. THANK YOU for bringing back the Top 10!
I have really missed this part of DU.

:bounce:
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struggle4progress Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-20-10 06:13 AM
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32. ++
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PSzymeczek Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-20-10 10:06 PM
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95. Yeah.
Now if we could just get the DUzys back!
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20score Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-20-10 12:21 AM
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12. Glad it's back!
Even if it's just temporary.
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Suich Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-20-10 12:30 AM
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14. Hey!
:hi:
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20score Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-20-10 02:49 AM
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25. Hey back at you!
:toast:
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PDJane Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-20-10 12:27 AM
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13. It's back, it's perfect, and I love it!!
Even the pictures chosen are perfect!

Woot!
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lob1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-20-10 12:36 AM
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15. Thanks, Earl G.
The Top Ten Idiots is what first attracted me to DU.
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southmost Donating Member (528 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-20-10 06:01 AM
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30. me too!
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madmax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-20-10 06:16 PM
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80. Top Ten and Hate Mailbag
When I'm feeling down and troubled, ;) TT and HMB does it for me! I literally pmp! Must remember to get some Depends.

Love you big time Earl G. :hug: :loveya:
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lob1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-20-10 12:36 AM
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16. Sorry, dupe.
Edited on Mon Sep-20-10 12:37 AM by lob1
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hibbing Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-20-10 12:42 AM
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17. I have soooooooooooooooooooo missed this..
Edited on Mon Sep-20-10 12:46 AM by hibbing
Hi,
Your writing is awesome and putting together all this takes a lot of time and effort, so thank you. I wish you could provide us with a weekly again, but I will take what you can offer. And I will add that your Top Ten Idiots also really made me keep coming back to DU when I was first visiting many years ago also.


"Slackjawed fuckstick", hahahahaha love it.

Peace
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rrneck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-20-10 12:50 AM
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18. This is why I originally became interested in DU. nt
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struggle4progress Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-20-10 06:12 AM
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31. Me too: googled "conservative idiot" and hit the top10
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E-Z-B Donating Member (438 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-20-10 07:53 AM
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35. Same here!
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Lithos Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-20-10 12:57 AM
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19. A very pleasant surprise!
Thank you sir! As wonderful as always!
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progressoid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-20-10 01:04 AM
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20. Sean Hannity ... slack-jawed fuckstick
:spray:

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jimmil Donating Member (235 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-20-10 02:37 PM
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70. I cannot stand Hannity. He makes my skin crawl...
The sad thing is he looks so much like Jay Leno...
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The Wizard Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-20-10 08:09 PM
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88. He looks more like
Lou Costello's illegitimate son.
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life_long_dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-20-10 01:27 AM
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21. I really enjoyed reading that. I especially loved your description of Hannity.
I can't stand that POS.

Thank You So Much.
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Hissyspit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-20-10 01:32 AM
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22. Holy Fuck.
Edited on Mon Sep-20-10 01:32 AM by Hissyspit
Nostalgic cognitive dissonance just about snapped my neck looking at the DU Front Page. :)
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Hawkeye-X Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-20-10 01:32 AM
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23. EarlG! Don't scare me like that, you tease!
Edited on Mon Sep-20-10 01:33 AM by Hawkeye-X
Until November 2nd? Baahhhhhh. I'm sure we'll have a treasure trove full of idiots on weekly basis lasting until oh, the heat death of the universe.

Come on! I'll even pay premium $$ for top10 again!

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madamesilverspurs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-20-10 02:05 AM
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24. Happy dance!
Sooooo glad to see the Top 10 again!

Woo hoo!

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msu2ba Donating Member (231 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-20-10 04:38 AM
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26. Welcome Back!
Is it Christmas already? :party:
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nxylas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-20-10 04:52 AM
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27. Welcome back, Idiots, I've missed you
Monday mornings just got bearable again.
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Moosepoop Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-20-10 04:58 AM
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28. OH BOY OH BOY OH BOY OH BOY!!!!!!!!!
I have SO missed this!! What a wonderful way to start Monday morning! Thanks, EarlG!!!
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Diclotican Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-20-10 05:49 AM
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29. AHHHHHH

Great to have top ten back - even for just a while.. It was one of the reason I was stuck here on DU in the first place.But one thing i'm wondering about. Is it really that many nutcases on the right out there.. Can it posible be that many idiots out there who is deadly serious about it all.. Mindblowing for piet's sake...

Diclotican
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Canuckistanian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-20-10 06:27 AM
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33. Yay!
Thanks Earl G.!
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theaocp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-20-10 06:57 AM
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34. Welcome back!
Hoo-fuckin-ray! Go Top 10!!!!
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rasputin1952 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-20-10 08:32 AM
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36. Ooooohh...I am in 7th Heaven...
:woohoo:
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XanaDUer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-20-10 08:38 AM
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37. Finally!
YES!
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SalmonChantedEvening Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-20-10 08:44 AM
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38. Thanks EarlG!
:yourock:

A long-standing Jones taken care of. Great as always sir. :)
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dalaigh lllama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-20-10 08:56 AM
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39. Yay! Thank you for this!
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LeftOfSelf-Centered Donating Member (270 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-20-10 09:01 AM
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40. Woo hoo! The Top Ten is back!
It's great to see the Top Ten back, even if only for a few weeks.
Excellent work as always!
K&R
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JBoy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-20-10 09:37 AM
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41. What a great Monday morning surprise, seeing the Top 10 graphic on the homepage!
Thanks!!
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txlibdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-20-10 09:38 AM
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42. K&R n/t
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4_TN_TITANS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-20-10 09:42 AM
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43. Oh Hell Yes!!!!
Great to see this back in the saddle....
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dmr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-20-10 09:44 AM
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44. OMG! Eric Cantor!
:rofl:

:rofl: Palin, the First Lady of Political Flimflam! :rofl:

Thank you for bringing the Top 10 back! What a way to start a new week!
:bounce:
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Cherchez la Femme Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-20-10 09:49 AM
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45. Tattoos on the forearm
Edited on Mon Sep-20-10 10:46 AM by Cherchez la Femme
female figures, are invariably put there because when one wiggles their fingers the figure 'dances'
--my ex-husband, a Marine who served in Vietnam, had one tattooed during his service, "Rose", replete with big breasts & nipples :eyes:
I was he who alerted me to that fact, & every time we/I met someone with such a tattoo I asked them about it and they'd always show me her 'dance moves'.

So... patriotic?

Not quite, Track :puke:



edit: spelling
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LibertyLover Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-20-10 09:56 AM
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46. Yeah!! Top 10 Conservative Idiots is back!!
Thank you, thank you, thank you. Now getting up and coming to work on Monday, at least until November 2, won't be a awful. EarlG - you da' man!
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BlueJazz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-20-10 10:09 AM
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47. Love it!...Like a shot of Happiness.
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mistertrickster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-20-10 10:09 AM
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48. YOU ROCK! LOL. Thanks, guys. nt
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Beer Snob-50 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-20-10 10:48 AM
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49. love having the top ten back...
however, i wonder if we have to cut our girl christine some slack. is it possible that bill maher did some creative splicing and that her comments on witchcraft et al were done sarcastically. just curious.
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Soylent Brice Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-20-10 10:51 AM
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50. YES YES YES YES YES !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Thank you
Thank you
Thank you

!!!

K&R

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bluevoter4life Donating Member (387 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-20-10 11:01 AM
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51. WOO HOO
Great to see you back for a bit EarlG.
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valerief Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-20-10 11:15 AM
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52. Love Cantor!!!!
:rofl:
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Politicalboi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-20-10 08:48 PM
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92. I thought I missed reading about Cantor
LOL! I had to look again. I found him. LOL! The Lady in Red.
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Irishonly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-20-10 11:22 AM
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53. Oh Boy
I have missed this. Its great to be smiling on a Monday morning.
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eyeofdelphi Donating Member (110 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-20-10 11:23 AM
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54. yeah it's back!!!
thank you so much. i have really missed this.
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obxhead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-20-10 11:34 AM
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55. Thank you EarlG!!!!
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BlueMTexpat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-20-10 11:49 AM
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56. What an absolute treat to see you back in fine fettle, EarlG!
And thanks so much for lifting my spirits! So long as people like you are here at DU, I personally will never be discouraged!
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barbtries Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-20-10 12:32 PM
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57. i haven't read it yet,
but when i saw it i gasped, "Omigawd!" as if i'd just run into a long lost friend i had forgotten how much i missed! Yay, you're back!!

:bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:
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herbm Donating Member (980 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-20-10 12:35 PM
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58. MORE! WE WANT MORE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Bluzmann57 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-20-10 12:51 PM
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59. A great big THANK YOU!
Even if it is a "limited edition" top ten, it is welcome. It has been missed and is a welcome thing to see on a Monday. Just the thing to start the week off right, er, correctly. And as usual, the totally mind numbing idiocy of the teahadists and others is something to behold.
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Greyskye Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-20-10 12:56 PM
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60. Stiletto snark at its finest!
Love me some Top 10!

:applause:
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BrklynLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-20-10 01:02 PM
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61. It must be so difficult ot limit it to only 10..The possibilites are so numerous...
Edited on Mon Sep-20-10 01:05 PM by BrklynLiberal
But you have picked some real winners there....

LOVE this comment..

Yes, it seems our Sean has maintained his high approval ratings with everyone from elderly nursing home residents to people who buy truck nuts,
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zehnkatzen Donating Member (769 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-20-10 01:16 PM
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62. Awww ... back for a limited time only?
Oh, well ... gonna make the best of it!

Because a little Top 10 Conservative Idiots is better than none at all!
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sakabatou Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-20-10 01:22 PM
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63. Thanks for doing this again, if only for a limited time.
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AnArmyVeteran Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-20-10 01:32 PM
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64. Brilliant post!!! I love the Palin impersonator pictures too!
Still laughing my ass off!!!
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rox63 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-20-10 02:00 PM
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65. Happy Happy Joy Joy!!!
So glad the Top 10 has returned!!! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:
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Plucketeer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-20-10 02:02 PM
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66. BANG! BOP!! BAZOWIE!!!!
Lovin' EVERY swing of this! Who ever knew that truth could be such fun??? Thank You!!!
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LiberalLovinLug Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-20-10 02:09 PM
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67. Woo hoo!
One of the best reasons to be a DUer!

Great as usual so thankyou!

Its a lot of work each week and I (we) appreciate it so much.

Maybe after Nov. 2nd you could open it up every Monday to the board to create their own version, not necessarily 10, or even to a rotating crew of volunteer veteran DUers to produce it.
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RUMMYisFROSTED Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-20-10 02:34 PM
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68. No name?
:shrug:

Did I miss a memo?
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GoneOffShore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-20-10 02:36 PM
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69. Huzzah! This is what brought me to DU in the first place!
Edited on Mon Sep-20-10 02:37 PM by GoneOffShore
I came for the Conservative Idiots and stayed for the :beer:!
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HughMoran Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-20-10 02:44 PM
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71. K&R
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ProudDad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-20-10 03:12 PM
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72. Doesn't the choice of ads sort of water down the message?


And this is just one example of the egregious right-wing shit that your new site owners foist upon the public...
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classof56 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-20-10 03:47 PM
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74. We have new site owners? Where have I been?
I don't see that ad I guess because I have a star by my name. At any rate, I am more than glad to see TOP TEN back--a great way to start the week! Thanks, EarlG. Awesome job!

Blessings.
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ProudDad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-21-10 02:37 PM
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99. Same site owners
they just sold out to the advertising industry.

I used to donate but after the sellout...I don't appreciate extortion...
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drmeow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-20-10 03:14 PM
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73. Happy and sad
Happy that this is back - another DUer who was brought here by Top 10
Sad that it is only for a little while!
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bluescribbler Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-20-10 04:34 PM
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75. Welcome back!
:kick: & R
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KansDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-20-10 04:44 PM
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76. I say we strike until we get better opposition!
No elections until the GOP puts up real candidates, and not these bozos and bimbos!!!
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madmax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-20-10 05:02 PM
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77. Come to Momma, I've missed you!! n/t
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WoodyD Donating Member (147 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-20-10 05:17 PM
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78. Welcome back!
You've been missed. Your description of Sean Hannity is pure poetry.
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Oceansaway Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-20-10 05:27 PM
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79. wooooohoooooo !!...nt
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paulkienitz Donating Member (313 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-20-10 06:20 PM
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81. My favorite DU feature since noneteen-nought-zero!
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McCamy Taylor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-20-10 06:33 PM
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83. Not social justice! Eek! What is this? A democracy?
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Lil Missy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-20-10 06:35 PM
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84. YAY! Top 10 is back!
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proud patriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-20-10 07:22 PM
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85. Woo Hoo !
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Beartracks Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-20-10 07:27 PM
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86. Welcome back -- and great point...
... "Look around you -- haven't you noticed how well Bush's tax cut plan has worked out for everyone over the past ten years?"

That pretty much sums up the complete lunacy of the argument to keep those tax cuts in place.

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Initech Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-20-10 07:29 PM
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87. They're back! Kick ass!
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badgerpup Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-20-10 08:15 PM
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89. YOU'RE BACK!!
:bounce: :woohoo:

You've no idea how you've been missed... :grouphug:

:kick:
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jmodden Donating Member (150 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-20-10 08:32 PM
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90. Where's Paladino?
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Danger Mouse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-20-10 08:37 PM
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91. I think I speak for everybody when I say 'We missed the top 10 so much!!!'
:hi:
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NYC_SKP Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-20-10 08:49 PM
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93. BRAVO!!!
Thank you thank you thank you thank you!!!!

:applause:

:kick:
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AwakeAtLast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-20-10 09:03 PM
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94. YAAAAYYYYYY!!!!
Edited on Mon Sep-20-10 09:13 PM by AwakeAtLast
:bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

So happy to have you back, and just in time for the Mid-Terms!


YAAAAAAYYYYYY!!!!

:woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo:


On edit: P. S. I've read it now, and it was everything I wanted it to be. <Swoon> :loveya:

All kidding aside, it was great! :D
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drlindaphd Donating Member (44 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-20-10 10:16 PM
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96. Thanks, so much
I just love the TOP 10!! This is what brought me to DU. I have really missed it!
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DinahMoeHum Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-20-10 10:18 PM
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97. WOO HOO !!! Welcome Back!!
:woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo:

So many GOP assholes, so little time. . .
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Cobalt-60 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-21-10 01:43 AM
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98. I thank the gods for your return.
This is my best source for political dispute ammunition.
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ProudDad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-21-10 02:55 PM
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100. The effective Poverty number should be about 240,000,000 Americans
http://ampedstatus.com/census-bureau-poverty-rate-drast...

"Yes, 77 percent of Americans are now living paycheck to paycheck. This means in our nation of 310 million citizens, 239 million Americans are one setback away from economic ruin."

So when I hear the government and media tell me that 43.6 million Americans lived in poverty in 2009, while that is horrifying enough, I get extraordinarily frustrated knowing that even that sad statistic is putting a major positive spin on this economic disaster that is still far from over. While the economic top half of one percent now fears a double-dip, the overwhelming majority of Americans are still in the same downward spiral theyve been on."

For one last missing piece to this equation, corporate profits are soaring while all this is devastation is occurring. Despite this economic crisis, its not like our country doesnt have the money. A recent study done by Capgemini and Merrill Lynch Wealth Management found that a mere one percent of Americans are hoarding $13 TRILLION in investible wealth. Yep, one percent of Americans are hoarding $13 TRILLION in investible wealth, and that doesnt even factor in all the money they have hidden in offshore accounts."


AND, since the industrial growth spurt of the last 200 years was fueled by cheap fossil fuels, which are running out, this number ain't gonna change much.

Get ready for the Long Emergency!

http://www.kunstler.com/books.php/#TLE
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LeftishBrit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-29-10 06:59 PM
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101. O'Donnell sounds like a REAL nutcase
who certainly does not have a human brain.

BTW, she is not the first religious-right lunatic to falsely claim an Oxford degree. Here's someone who got impeached for it:

www.guardian.co.uk/education/2008/nov/04/ali-kordan-mah...
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