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hisownpetard Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-15-08 12:01 PM
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Obama misspoke! Hillary is not Annie Oakley: she is Calamity Jane, whose only friend
Edited on Tue Apr-15-08 12:48 PM by hisownpetard
was Wild Bill.

From Wikipedia:
CALAMITY JANE:
"... the greater portion of my time was spent in *hunting along with the men and hunters of the party; in fact, I was at all times with the men when there was excitement and adventures to be had.*"
HILLARY: knocking back a shot of whiskey and a beer, hangin' at the bar with the guys, talking about how she learned to shoot at the age of 3.

CALAMITY JANE:
"Up to this time, I had always worn the costume of my sex. When I joined Custer, I donned the uniform of a soldier. It was a bit awkward at first, but *I soon got to be perfectly at home in men's clothes."*
HILLARY:
Pantsuits, anyone?

CALAMITY JANE:
"According to her biography, she joined with Custer. As historians have since discovered, *she was prone to exaggerations and lies about her exploits,* and no evidence exists that Custer was ever at Fort Russell. "
HILLARY;
Corkscrew landing?
Sniper fire?
Irish peace process?
Anything?

CALAMITY JANE
"... was involved in several campaigns in the long-running military conflicts with Native Americans. One story, told by her, has her acquiring the nickname "Calamity Jane" in 1872 by rescuing her superior, Captain Egan, from an ambush... However, even back then, *not everyone accepted her version, and in another story it is said that she acquired it as a result of her warnings to men that to offend her was to "court calamity".*
HILLARY: Bill Richardson. Al Gore. John Kerry. Etc., etc., etc.

And, finally, It should be noted that, after finishing with her "campaigns", Calamity Jane
retired to a town called "Deadwood."

Chappaqua, anyone?

I rest my case.

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grasswire Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-15-08 12:10 PM
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1. I thought the guidelines...
...prohibited DUers from badmouthing candidates now.
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AllentownJake Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-15-08 12:12 PM
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2. If so
Edited on Tue Apr-15-08 12:13 PM by Jake3463
It isn't being enforced....I read on here that Michelle Obama has a secret plan to start a church with Oprah if Obama becomes President. I'd link but the person who wrote that post no longer appears in my world here as they have joined a rapidly growing list of people I do not to see.
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hisownpetard Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-15-08 12:17 PM
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4. Is there a memo I missed?
:shrug:
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grasswire Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-15-08 04:51 PM
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14. yes, a memo from Skinner
It's pasted at the top of this forum. Includes this:

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hisownpetard Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-15-08 05:06 PM
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15. The OP was intended as a joke, not as a scholarly treatise on heroes/heroines of the Wild West,
Edited on Tue Apr-15-08 05:07 PM by hisownpetard
of which I know very little.

Besides, I don't believe the post violated any of the above rules. Really, now.
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hisownpetard Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-15-08 01:21 PM
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6. Link?
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SoCalDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-15-08 12:17 PM
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3. First laugh of the morning..but you also made me think of my dearly departed
"Deadwood"... :cry:

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hisownpetard Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-15-08 12:24 PM
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5. Glad you got a laugh out of it.
:hi:
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TragedyandHope Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-16-08 01:40 AM
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24. Ah, you beat me to it
Great show.
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hisownpetard Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-16-08 12:07 PM
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25. Thanks - and welcome to DU.
:hi:
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City Lights Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-15-08 01:40 PM
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7. Calamity Hill'ry works for me!
:D
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hisownpetard Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-15-08 01:58 PM
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9. They sure sound like they share the same DNA, don't they?
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sandnsea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-15-08 01:44 PM
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8. Annie Oakley was all show
She was not a frontierswoman in any sense, she could shoot and then created a persona to match and was then dependent on a man's business for her livelihood.

Jane was a self-made woman, all the way.

Nope, Annie Oakley is the correct comparison.
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hisownpetard Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-15-08 02:00 PM
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11. But Calamity Jane was always trying to 'enhance' her reputation by gross exaggeration
which, some say, were just outright lies.
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sandnsea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-15-08 02:27 PM
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13. Most in the west did
In any event, she made her own way on her own terms and that wasn't easy to do in those days. I wouldn't compare her to Hillary at all. I admire women who struck out on their own in the 1800's.
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cliffordu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-15-08 01:59 PM
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10. BINGO!!!
Fuckin' Obama can't keep anything straight.

:rofl:
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hisownpetard Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-15-08 02:00 PM
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12. He sure was having a good time with it, though. Did you see the video of it?
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-15-08 05:11 PM
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16. I loved that "video" ..it had
an instant healing of the spirit!

And, I love your work on the "CalamityJane" analogy to hil'ry and Wild bil. And, hilary doesn't respect us..why the hell should we show her respect?
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hisownpetard Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-15-08 05:29 PM
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18. I thought the "Calamity" part was fitting, and when I went to wikipedia it seemed
even funnier than I anticipated.


:hi:
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hisownpetard Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-15-08 05:29 PM
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19. Delete/dupe
Edited on Tue Apr-15-08 05:33 PM by hisownpetard
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DearAbby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-15-08 05:16 PM
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17. Next Saturday
Hillary will be doing her rendition of "The Unsinkable Molly Brown" famous show tune:

"BELLY UP TO THE BAR BOYS!"

At the Saddle Rock Saloon, afterwards will sign campaign posters and belt back a few "Boiler-makers" with the boys! Be there!
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hisownpetard Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-15-08 05:33 PM
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20. Wonder if she's gonna jump up on the bar and do a Coyote Ugly dance for her new friends.
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ORDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-15-08 11:08 PM
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21. I can hear it now: Oakley-gate!!!
:rofl:
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bbgrunt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-16-08 12:22 AM
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22. perfect!
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GoldieAZ49 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-16-08 01:17 AM
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23. I like both Calamity Jane and Annie Oakley
both of them took no shit from no one and out performed most men


Obama is good at shooting himself in the foot
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