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Mooney Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 08:06 PM
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Everyone needs to stop panicking.
Since PastorGate broke, the smell of flop-sweat around here has been making my eyes water. The panicked hyperventilating. The insane screeching. If we nominate Obama, we'll die. If we nominate Hillary, the party will be destroyed. And so on.

This has been a long primary season, and it's going to go on longer, so everyone is getting fatigued and nerves are getting frayed. This is understandable. But the doomsday scenarios I keep reading here are just fucking stupid.

So let me tell you exactly what's going to happen. It's like this: We'll pick a candidate, and we'll go up against McCain, and if we play our cards right, we'll win.

Obama and Clinton both have their negatives and their positives. Whichever one of them gets the nomination, if they're halfway competent, will run a good campaign against McCain. I personally think Hillary hasn't run her campaign very well up to now, but if she were to get the nomination, I wouldn't be surprised if she got rid of the dead weightthat's been fucking her up (it rhymes with Park Menn). I think Obama has run a very strong campaign. So either way, we'll enter the general election with a lot on our side. Neither situation is ideal. Neither situation is perfect. But I think, as Hillary said, we'll be fine. The Republicans are surgically attached in voters' minds to an unpopular war, a tanking economy, and a special needs president. Any Democrat with half a brain should be able to crush them in November as long as they don't let the Republicans frame the debate or dictate the issues.

Look at this picture of my cat, Captain Wacky:



Take a lesson from him. He worries about nothing. Why? Because it's useless. So stop worrying, support your candidate to the best of your ability, and do what you think is the best thing to do. But stop worrying. It's not going to help you, your candidate, my cat, or anyone else.
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Pirate Smile Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 08:09 PM
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1. Who's panicking?
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Mooney Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 08:14 PM
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3. WOW!
Not THAT critter, that's who.

And PS, everyone is panicking. Look at the threads. The last time I read so many doomsday scenarios was right before Y2K.
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EmperorHasNoClothes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 08:17 PM
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7. JESUS! Is that...?
Oh, it's his tail. Never mind.
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ExtraGriz Donating Member (405 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 08:46 PM
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22. lol
:spank:
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greguganus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 08:20 PM
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11. Check this out. Hillary Clinton catnip toy on ebay. lmao
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Arugula Latte Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 08:29 PM
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20. ...
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slingsam Donating Member (202 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 08:13 PM
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2. that...is a beautiful thought......
Now...you....need to stop drinking.....

(You're sucking the life out of this party!..... :sarcasm: )

What is fun.....without panic!!!!!?

HISSSSSS!...to your cat....(See Wacky jump?)
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Mooney Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 08:16 PM
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5. I don't drink.
But I should probably go smoke some pot now. It makes these threads funnier.
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slingsam Donating Member (202 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 08:22 PM
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14. Do you chew
That Wacky Backy? Or do you smoke that cat?
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Mooney Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 08:25 PM
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16. I smoke his hairballs after he pukes them up
It makes you hallucinate and go on vision quests.
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slingsam Donating Member (202 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 08:27 PM
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19. Put ketchup on it....
Nothing like puked-up-catnip in hairballs....on ketchup!

On a slice of Rye........
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-16-08 12:49 AM
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28. They're pretty funny
straight, too.
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LaurenG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 08:15 PM
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4. OK
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Doug.Goodall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 08:16 PM
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6. I like the statement "They are halfway competent" I prefer to think that McCain is INCOMPETENT
McCain is also 71 years old and may not even make it to the election.

We are in very good shape in my opinion.

The money is rolling in, Bush is a mill stone around the repugs necks, and the Americans want a change from what the republicans have been cramming down our throats.

I want to vote for Obama, but I will still vote for who ever we put up from the convention.

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Captain Hilts Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 08:27 PM
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18. Obama and Clinton are the best candidates we've had in YEARS. nt
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rug Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 08:18 PM
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8. This is going to the convention.
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Mooney Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 08:21 PM
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12. Even so...
... everyone needs to calm down. If that happens, then it happens. No one will die of "floor fight."
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rug Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 08:37 PM
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21. DU Rule#1: A post with a kitty pic is not meant to be taken seriously.
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mdmc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 08:18 PM
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9. kick
for the avatar
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TheDebbieDee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 08:19 PM
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10. On Tuesday I started scaling back the amount of time
I spend in DU: P and I have CONSIDERABLY reduced the amount of stress I'm feeling. I'd bet you dollars to donuts that my blood pressure has gone down, too!

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Mooney Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 08:23 PM
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15. I can't stay away
But I absolutely believe you. If I didn't need my computer for work I would have hurled it out the window by now, just so that I could spare myself the agita.
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Captain Hilts Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 08:26 PM
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17. Here, this picture will make you feel better....
Even Eleanor Roosevelt needed a cheat sheet and a great big smile when voting...

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jimshoes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 09:06 PM
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23. The first time I voted back in the early Seventies
was on a contraption like that. They must have worked pretty well to have been around for that long. Bulky though.
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Captain Hilts Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 10:15 PM
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25. Me too in the late 70s! It really symbolized 'voting' for me. nt
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liberaldem4ever Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 08:21 PM
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13. I love the kitty pictures
Kitties make me happy. :)
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elixir Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 09:20 PM
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24. I'll take your advice.
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Mooney Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-16-08 12:31 AM
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26. This person had some sterling advice:
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PylesMalfunction Donating Member (362 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-16-08 12:34 AM
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27. Captain Wacky is the bomb!
What a little hunk of love he is! :loveya:
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Tresalisa Donating Member (537 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-16-08 01:00 AM
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29. A 'special needs president'...
:rofl:

I'll happily vote for either Obama or Hillary, and you're right, this has been the longest primary season evah, or at least in recent memory.

:hi:
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hfojvt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-16-08 01:02 AM
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30. Jeremiah Wright would have included a Bible verse
Matthew 6: 34 "Therefore do not worry about tomorrow for tomorrow will worry about it's own things, Sufficient for the day is its own trouble."

What are fundies gonna say about that. At some point, after this scandal gets hyped, Jerry Wright will go on Oprah, and show himself to be smart and charming, and make the Republican attack machine look like the morans they are to an audience of multi-millions.

Failing that, how about a youtube link?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MbGNcoB2Y4I
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greyghost Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-16-08 03:55 AM
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31. Hey, my cats fatter.:) It comes down to this for me, John is gone so
Hillary or Obama gets my vote.
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C_U_L8R Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-16-08 07:02 AM
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32. The only flop sweat around here
is Clinton flop sweat. They're demonstrably flopping.
Anyone got a towel?
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crispini Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-16-08 07:07 AM
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33. .
:patriot:
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Schema Thing Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-16-08 11:06 AM
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34. Unfortunately my cat is a worrier
but I agree, we should all stop with the picnicking and send that cheese and wine money to Obama.
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