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KalicoKitty Donating Member (777 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-26-08 09:42 PM
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Louis Farrakhan backs Obama for president at Nation of Islam convention in Chicago
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/chi-farrakhan25feb25...


Speaking to thousands of members of the Nation of Islam at their annual convention Sunday in Chicago, Minister Louis Farrakhan praised presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama as the only hope for healing the nation's racial divisions.

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Occam Bandage Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-26-08 09:43 PM
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1. Barack Obama just denounced and rejected him.
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gerrilea Donating Member (610 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-26-08 09:50 PM
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23. ONLY AFTER HE WAS CALLED ON IT!
Hillary had to force that denounciation out of him, remember he said that he couldn't stop anyone from supporting him...that wasn't a denounciation until Hillary demanded it!
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Teaser Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-26-08 09:51 PM
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29. Uh, he had already rejected it
kthxbye
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Occam Bandage Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-26-08 09:51 PM
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What? He started with a denunciation. She, bizarrely, complained that was not as good as
a rejection. He then cracked a joke at her expense, the audience laughed and applauded, and then he rejected it. Your girl lost that one.
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goodgd_yall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-26-08 09:54 PM
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39. She did him a favor actually.
It's better he said he rejected it. It could have been a problem if he didn't. I understand where he was coming from, but, for his own political benefit, he needed to just come out and say he rejected his support.
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Occam Bandage Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-26-08 09:55 PM
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41. Seems she does him a favor most every time she opens her mouth.
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mtnsnake Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-26-08 09:56 PM
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44. He blatantly refused to "reject" Farakhan's support to Russert. He instead "denounced" it. Only
when Hillary put him literally on the spot about it, did he concede and agree to use the word "reject". She only brought that up because of Obama initially refusing to tell Russert that he "rejected" Farakhan's support.

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goodgd_yall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-26-08 09:52 PM
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35. Oh, just stop it.
He did the right thing.
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gerrilea Donating Member (610 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-26-08 09:54 PM
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Yes, I do agree, finally did the right thing!
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gerrilea Donating Member (610 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-26-08 09:57 PM
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48. I've already said he did, but only after being forced to
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The Stranger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-26-08 09:53 PM
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37. It is racist to think that just because Obama is African-American, he is beholden to Farrakhan.
Or that he is somehow responsible for Farrakhan.
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gerrilea Donating Member (610 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-26-08 09:56 PM
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43. Now I'm a racist! Attack the messenger not the message!
Great, you don't like what's being said here, wait until the GE and it won't be me pointing it out...the repukes will repeat it until everyone hates Obama...
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The Stranger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-26-08 10:42 PM
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66. Actually, I did attack your message -- now that you mention it -- as opposed to messenger.
The post states "to think . . . " as opposed to "you are . . ."
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jackson_dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-26-08 10:07 PM
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55. If David Duke endorsed Hillary do you think she wouldn't be asked about it?
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gerrilea Donating Member (610 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-26-08 10:22 PM
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61. It wouldn't take her a 1/2 a second to reject and denounce his support
And have to be forced into denouncing it!
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emilyg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-26-08 11:47 PM
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68. You bet!!!!
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The Stranger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-26-08 10:41 PM
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65. The question is whether after denouncing and rejecting the support -- she would still be smeared.
And held responsible for someone over whom she has absolutely no fucking power whatsofuckingever.
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Endangered Specie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-26-08 09:51 PM
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28. I smell the deep scent of eau du desperation!
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emilyg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-26-08 11:48 PM
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69. stop smelling yourself.
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JVS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-26-08 09:43 PM
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2. welcome to ignore
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Oleladylib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-26-08 09:43 PM
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3. and there we have it, President McCain.
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Bicoastal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-26-08 09:50 PM
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24. ANN COULTER WOULD VOTE HILLARY OVER MCCAIN!!
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gerrilea Donating Member (610 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-26-08 09:56 PM
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46. And you know because she told you this?
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Bicoastal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-26-08 09:58 PM
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50. Um, Ann said it loud and clear on Hannity & Colmes.
Where ya been?
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gerrilea Donating Member (610 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-26-08 10:32 PM
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63. I deleted Fox from my Channel Lineup...can't and won't support
LIES AND CORPORATE CONTROL OF THE MASSES!
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gerrilea Donating Member (610 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-26-08 09:52 PM
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33. I've tried telling everyone the same thing!
I don't want to lose the White House again, and I don't want McCain, just in case you were wondering!
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high density Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-26-08 09:43 PM
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4. Oh Lord Jesus, please reinstate the ignore filters
Love,

high density
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sabra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-26-08 09:43 PM
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5. is this Breaking News?
:sarcasm:
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New Dawn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-26-08 09:51 PM
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31. It is probably is: on the pro-Clinton email list
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NightWatcher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-26-08 09:44 PM
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6. BOOOO, way to drag up shit that has been thoroughly brought up ad nauseum
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HeraldSquare212 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-26-08 09:44 PM
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7. Sorry, that was yesterday's attack - get up to speed
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sniffa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-26-08 09:44 PM
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8. Is this really a surprise?
Why wouldn't he endorse a fellow, black Muslim?
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tammywammy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-26-08 09:50 PM
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25. LOL
:spray:
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sniffa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-26-08 09:52 PM
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34. ....
:hi:

I love these sorts of nights; it allows my creative juices to flow. :D
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Guy Whitey Corngood Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-26-08 09:53 PM
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36. Tue dat.
:evilgrin:
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Prefer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-26-08 09:44 PM
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9. LOOK OUT JOOOOOOOOOOOOS!
THE BLACK BOOGIE MAN IS COMING

:sarcasm:
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still_one Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-26-08 09:44 PM
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10. Spell it out, are you saying that Obama is anti-Jewish, don't hide behind inuendos /nt
Edited on Tue Feb-26-08 09:45 PM by still_one
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Windy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-26-08 09:44 PM
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11. Anyone can endorse... doesn't mean that a candidate agrees!!! Jesus! back to freeperland! n't
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still_one Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-26-08 09:46 PM
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He made his position quite clear, the OP is suggesting Obama is anti-Jewish
which is not true

I am a Jew supporting Obama


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NDambi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-26-08 09:45 PM
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12. Reject or Renounce...lmao...
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Kaylee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-26-08 09:46 PM
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13. Farrakhan can run down the street naked flashing a
Obama '08 sign....it doesn't matter. Obama has rejected him and always has.
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-26-08 09:46 PM
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14. So, what are you saying, exactly?
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Ichingcarpenter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-26-08 09:46 PM
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15. Go Away...thank god for three post limits
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Warren Stupidity Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-26-08 09:47 PM
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16. Meaningless stupid garbage. Fully faux worthy.
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gateley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-26-08 09:48 PM
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17. Do you disappoint yourself? I'm ashamed FOR you. This is despicable behavior
from a Democrat who SHOULD know better.
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zulchzulu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-26-08 09:49 PM
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18. Louis Farrakhan is a very good violin player
I have all his cassettes...

:sarcasm:


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bluestateguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-26-08 09:49 PM
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19. What would you like Obama to do?
There are 130 million voters in this country and I'm sure a lot of nuts, kooks and cranks supporting every candidate.

Farrakhan offered no money, no logistical support, no manpower to the Obama campaign, and Obama has not sought it either. If such were offered then it's fair to expect that he would reject it, as I'm sure he would. And no such offers have been made anyway.

So please say what you would like Obama to do? What would you like him to do that would satisfy your "concerns" and you will shut up and stop bringing this up?
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karynnj Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-26-08 09:49 PM
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20. Hillary's irrelevent pat on her own back story on that question needs some scrutiney
She said that in 2000 she took a hit by not letting the Independence Party put her name on their line. But, looking to see how small the party was - I found the 2006 Senate results - Look and see who has that line. Could it be? Yes it is - it's none other than HRC!

http://www.elections.state.ny.us/NYSBOE/elections/2006/...
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ProSense Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-26-08 09:54 PM
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40. Wow, she got more than a 100,000 of their votes.
I guess she couldn't stop them from supporting her!

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goodgd_yall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-26-08 09:56 PM
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45. Well----Obama can't prevent Farrakhan from voting for him either
Or anybody else who looks to Farrakhan for election advice. What's your point?
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ProSense Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-26-08 10:11 PM
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57. Isn't that what he said before she pulled that silly sematic move to try to back him into a corner?
She's so disingenuous.
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karynnj Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-26-08 09:59 PM
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51. What I don't get is that she either didn't know she accepted their line in 2006
or she thought it was enough to give it up once - in 2000.
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ProSense Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-26-08 10:12 PM
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58. Seven years is a long time ago, easy to forget those things.
Edited on Tue Feb-26-08 10:13 PM by ProSense
Not really, Hillary was trying to game Obama despite the reality of her own situation.

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Catherine Vincent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-26-08 09:49 PM
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21. You know, since this was posted several times already,
most of you could have just ignored this thread instead of kicking it. :eyes:
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milkyway Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-26-08 09:49 PM
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22. Thanks for pointing that out.
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goodgd_yall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-26-08 09:51 PM
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26. Means nothing---Obama rejected his support tonight in the debate. n/t
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JackBeck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-26-08 09:51 PM
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27. And Falwell and Robertson endorsed Bush.
What's your point? If it's that religious figures shouldn't be endorsing political candidates then I'd have to agree.
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Forkboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-26-08 09:51 PM
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LOL at the responses so far.
Talk about a one sided thread.
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LSK Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-26-08 09:52 PM
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32. what other side could there be????
:shrug:
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LSK Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-26-08 09:51 PM
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30. Louis Farrakhan probably thinks Michael Jordan was a good player
Therefore, Jordan must return all his MVP awards and championships immediately.
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tammywammy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-26-08 09:54 PM
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38. Obama hate Jews
My friend of a friend of a friend of a friend sent me an email that said that.
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gerrilea Donating Member (610 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-26-08 09:58 PM
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49. AND THAT'S WHAT THE REPUKES WILL SAY!
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tammywammy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-26-08 09:59 PM
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52. Um, yeah except he clearly doesn't
And has said so, repeatedly.
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gerrilea Donating Member (610 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-26-08 10:01 PM
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53. Yeah, but that won't make a difference in the Southern States
They believe all that Fox News tells them to believe.
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LSK Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-26-08 10:14 PM
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60. you mean Georgia and S Carolina? where he won in landslides???
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gerrilea Donating Member (610 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-26-08 10:24 PM
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62. Landslides of registered Democrats not the registered voters
There really is a big difference...he won't win, unfortunately
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LSK Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-26-08 11:00 PM
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67. ummm McCains stance on Iraq and his stupidity on economy says he will win
In a landslide.
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Ichingcarpenter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-26-08 09:55 PM
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42. Go find a way to
Edited on Tue Feb-26-08 09:55 PM by Ichingcarpenter
Fuck yourself


OPS,,,,, you just did.
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Ichingcarpenter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-26-08 09:56 PM
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47. Hit and fucking run thread
Disgusting
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Az_lefty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-26-08 10:03 PM
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54. Farrakhan shoots off his mouth and everyone runs for cover...
fuck that old bigot. I can't believe anyone still pays attention to him.
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jackson_dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-26-08 10:09 PM
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56. If David Duke endorsed Hillary and her church's magazine gave Duke an award...
...do you think it would be ignored or brought up in the campaign?
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Rosa Luxemburg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-26-08 10:13 PM
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59. sometimes a candidate receives an endorsement from someone they don't like
I guess Obama knows Farrakhan is a 'loony' but wouldn't dare to say that - only denounce and now reject!
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Emit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-26-08 10:39 PM
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64. Only about the tenth time I've seen this posted
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