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Lyric Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-29-08 01:35 PM
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Governor Palin, I sincerely thank you.
Your words today did what nothing else could have done. All over the Democratic world, I see people who opposed Clinton and people who supported Clinton joined together in mutual outrage that such a coattail-riding nothing as you could compare yourself to Senator Clinton, and then claim that you're going to accomplish what she couldn't. I see unity, I see Democrats not hating each other anymore, and I fucking love it.

I'm guessing that McCain chose you because he mistakenly assumes that we Clinton supporters were only behind her because she's a woman. That's not even close to being the case. We supported her because she's tough, brilliant, hard-working, dedicated, and just a damned fine lawmaker and public servant all-around. The gender thing was mostly just the icing on the cake, so to speak. There are some within our ranks (not many, but some) who until recently were still rather dubious about voting for Obama. The wounds of the primary hurt badly, and left scars.

However, the moment that McCain nominated you as his running mate and you made your ill-fated little comments, you became the butterfly wings that started a windstorm. In this case, that storm didn't damage--it healed. It blew away months of resentment and hurt, and brought us all together again. People who were angry at Senator Clinton are now angry at YOU for comparing yourself to her--right or wrong, she's OURS. Clinton supporters who were hurting over the primaries are now furious with YOU for pretending that you're even fit to stand in her shadow, much less take her place in our hearts.

Governor Palin, let me be plain. You are a joke. You're a hyped-up beauty queen with practically no experience. You're in the midst of a scandal because you abused your power as a governor in order to get a bit of revenge on someone who refused to cater to your pathetic and petty nepotism. You're a woman who wants to strip away the bodily autonomy of your fellow women--a traitor of the vilest sort. You're only on the Republican ticket because Hillary Rodham Clinton worked her ASS off to convince America that a woman CAN be tough enough to lead this nation. Love Clinton or hate her, nobody can deny that she's tough as nails; her historic primary run, controversies and all, certainly made sure that the vast majority of America now believes that women ARE tough enough to lead. If not for the work she did in changing the status-quo mindset about what women are capable of doing, YOU would not be where you are today.

I have witnessed the careers of Senator Obama and Senator Clinton with admiration, frustration, and a deep sense of gratitude for being born in time to see all of these wonderful changes happen. Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton brought more positive change to America during a PRIMARY than the Republican party has been able to muster after a GENERAL election win. We know Senator Obama and Senator Clinton; they are part of us, and we are part of them. John McCain is no Barack Obama, and YOU are certainly no Hillary Clinton. But in comparing yourself to her, you did what many of us thought could never happen--you brought Obama and Clinton supporters together again. Thank you ever so much--we appreciate it.

John McCain and Sarah Palin, be aware--you are standing on the tracks, and the Democratic train is coming. Oh yes it is. We are united, we are Democrats together, and we are unstoppable. The wisest thing that either of you two nincompoops could do would be to get the hell OUT OF THE WAY.

Kitchen sink? Get ready for the whole goddamned kitchen.
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TwilightGardener Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-29-08 01:36 PM
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1. First rec.
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csorman Donating Member (277 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-29-08 04:20 PM
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48. This is the best post I've read in months.
Couldn't have said it better myself.

TO UNITY!!
:toast:
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jules1962 Donating Member (446 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-30-08 07:43 AM
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176. Damn straight
How dare McSame think that he could get Clinton's votes if he put a woman on the ticket. This woman is nowhere near the same ballpark as Hillary. We like Hillary because she is Hillary. For her to also be a woman is just an extra blessing.
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rucognizant Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-30-08 08:05 AM
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182. Also a word of caution!
"Pride goeth before a fall"...........
found this smart comment on Huffpo!
Why did he pick Palin?

I don't think HE did. I think Mac & his campaign are being "handled". I believe that the reason he doesn't know his position on issues is because his "handlers" have told him which position he needs to take to win. I believe these "handlers" will expect to run the country should Mac win in November.

However, these "handlers" are not stupid and know there's a risk of Mac not being able to serve out his full term. Now, if you were one of these "handlers" and you had to deal with the Veep, would you be able to control Ridge, Romney, Pawlenty, Lieberman??? No. These folks have have been around a little on the federal/international level.

You'd want someone who is admittedly unaware of what's happening in Iraq, has no federal/international exposure. Someone who will totally dependent on you & your team for information. Imagine, you can say ANYTHING....

My thoughts. Why else would he pick someone he doesn't know? It's not just the Hillary voters. I'm a woman. We're not stupid. You can't replace one with another. ("Oh gosh, the Dems didn't pick a woman so I will")
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kestrel91316 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-30-08 10:57 AM
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204. The Republicans consider us interchangeable vagina-units.
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Lyric Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-30-08 11:48 AM
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216. Apparently so.
Infuriating, isn't it?
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SissyBoy Donating Member (30 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-30-08 01:31 PM
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232. DO Worry The AP Is Working With Us
The AP has a new story out. Check out below.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/politico/12997

Essentially, McCain is desperate, willing to gamble, and worried. I am glad the media is on our side. They can tell REPUKES are EVIL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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SissyBoy Donating Member (30 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-30-08 01:32 PM
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233. Sorry I Meant Do NOT Worry
I can think faster than I type.
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cliffordu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-29-08 01:41 PM
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2. Excellent post. Thanks. K&R
That quote of her's about Hillary, the 18 million cracks in the glass ceiling and the implication that SHE was going to start where Hillary left off left my wife scowling and cursing in the other room.

I won't repeat what SHE said, because your post so elegantly says pretty much the same thing.....
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Starbucks Anarchist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-29-08 01:42 PM
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3. ...
:applause: :applause:
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Lucy Goosey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-29-08 01:42 PM
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4. K&R. (nt)
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Danascot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-29-08 01:42 PM
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5. Nicely put
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hasssan1 Donating Member (439 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-29-08 01:44 PM
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6. AMEN , THIS PICK GUARANTEED OBAMA'S WIN IN NOVEMBER 100%
MCLAME IS TOAST
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Ilsa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-29-08 01:49 PM
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13. I've heard from some women who only voted for Hillary
because she was a woman. I guess they don't care about issues.
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cameozalaznick Donating Member (624 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-29-08 04:10 PM
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46. Ask them again...
Ask them if women are like interchangeable legos.
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George II Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-29-08 06:53 PM
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90. Personally, I think that when they get in that booth and look at the ballot....
reality will set in and they'll pull the Obama lever (or punch the Obama chad!!!)
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hasssan1 Donating Member (439 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-29-08 01:44 PM
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7. AMEN , THIS PICK GUARANTEED OBAMA'S WIN IN NOVEMBER 100%
MCLAME IS TOAST
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democrat2thecore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-29-08 01:45 PM
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8. Wrong, wrong, wrong.
Complacency is a KILLER in politics.

This isn't over until November 4th.
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DinahMoeHum Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-29-08 06:33 PM
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87. Amen to that! We must KEEP ON PUSHING. . .
Crush the GOopers like a bug.

:kick: :kick: :kick:
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George II Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-29-08 06:53 PM
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91. 5th
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FVZA_Colonel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-29-08 08:02 PM
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104. In the long term I think it will be a mistake, but you're right:
we cannot be complacent.
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FogerRox Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-29-08 08:28 PM
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109. Right ..... but the upside just got bigger
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silverweb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-29-08 09:10 PM
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125. Agreed, with partial exception:
I don't believe the reTHUGs will yield power gracefully and legally, and I won't believe this is over until President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden have both taken their oath of office on January 20, 2009.

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mile18blister Donating Member (460 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-30-08 08:27 AM
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187. Unfortunately, I have to agree with you.
I find it hard to believe they spent 8 yrs concentrating all that power in the presidency just to politely hand it to any Dem. I'm holding my breath every day until 1/20/09.
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disndat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-30-08 11:42 AM
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213. So am I.
I might be blue in the face by 1/19/09. Either Bush & Co. will be on their plane to Paraguay or they will have successfully stolen another election.
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democrat2thecore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-31-08 12:12 AM
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244. Point well taken. You never know with these criminals in the White House -nt
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SissyBoy Donating Member (30 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-30-08 01:33 PM
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234. It Is Over, TRUST ME
No one but the wackos want the war.
No one but wackos like the DC Ban decision.
No one but wackos like McBush and his transvestite running mate.

BTW, is she Katherine Harris' sister. They could be twins.
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democrat2thecore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-31-08 12:11 AM
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243. And those same whakos elected Bush-Cheney TWICE -nt
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demodonkey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-29-08 01:46 PM
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9. Thanks for saying this!
:kick:
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helderheid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-29-08 01:46 PM
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10. Best. Post. EVER.
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ebdarcy Donating Member (654 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-29-08 01:47 PM
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11. K&R
You got it exactly right. She's not fit to mention Hillary Clinton.
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gblady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-29-08 01:48 PM
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12. great post....
I think you are right about the healing of the party...
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LynneSin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-29-08 01:52 PM
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14. Sarah Polin did not campaign for 18 months to be nominated as VP
she was picked.

She is an insult to all the women who have worked hard to get ahead in life.
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Lyric Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-29-08 02:14 PM
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25. Exactly.
It must be nice to have everything handed to you on a silver platter by Daddy McCain.

:puke:
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krkaufman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-29-08 02:34 PM
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26. And only 2 months to vet and test her is a bit scary.
She could be a heartbeat away from the Presidency, but she'll only have to stand through ONE debate... and 2 brief months of limited scrutiny.
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Raine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-29-08 08:51 PM
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120. I agree
I'm worried that we don't have enough time to expose her for what she is.
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Virginian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-29-08 10:20 PM
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139. It's a good thing 17 year old boys can't vote.
They would all be hot for the beauty queen and vote with their peckers.

So imagine that McSame won.

Would her husband stay in Alaska with his job? We all know that Cindy doesn't like Washington. Would Cindy stay in Arizona? Did Mc choose her because he still thinks like a 17 year old boy?

Would she resign to spend more time with her family, and then Cheney sould return?

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uberllama42 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-29-08 11:54 PM
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154. I resent your comment
Not so much for myself, but for all the other young men I know who are informed and dedicated to political causes. There are many men my age who put careful consideration into their political stances and a tremendous amount of work toward making the world a better place. How is your comment any different from someone saying that young women should not vote because they are too emotional or not smart enough to make the right choice?
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FatDave Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-30-08 01:19 AM
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162. Thanks uberllama!
Back when I was a teenager, I was fighting the Reagan administration. I was more of an activist back then than I am now. I'm proud young people like you are getting so involved in this election. I expect great things from your generation.
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disndat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-30-08 11:55 AM
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219. 17 yr-old boys
have a good chance of military service if McCain wins, an option McCain is considering when he answered a question from the audience, recently. That should give pause to all 17 yr-old boys, even if they are not as smart as Uberllama.
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customerserviceguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-30-08 01:49 PM
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238. Yes, thanks
I understand that Democratic women may be a bit sensitive now, but that remark about the 17 year olds and the peckers sounded very sexist. You don't unite a society with language like that.
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hughee99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-29-08 08:56 PM
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121. You are right...
Edited on Fri Aug-29-08 09:08 PM by hughee99
She didn't run for the nomination at all, she was picked... Like Lieberman in 2000, Gore in 1992, Bentsen in 1988, Ferraro in 1984, Mondale in '76...
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Bobbie Jo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-29-08 01:52 PM
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15. K&R!
:kick:
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Egnever Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-29-08 01:53 PM
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16. Bravo!
Well said!


Hillary Clinton may drive me batty at times but she is the real deal. This woman is a fake and trying to paint herself as equal to Hillary is a joke.

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Booster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-29-08 01:57 PM
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17. With your permission, can I send this post to all the women I know
who supported Senator Clinton? A K&R for a great post. You nailed it.
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Lyric Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-29-08 02:01 PM
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22. Yep--permission gladly granted.
:hi:

:dem:
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Kajsa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-29-08 01:57 PM
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18. Fantastic post, Oktoberain!
:applause:
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understandinglife Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-29-08 01:58 PM
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19. One of the very best OP I've read on DU. Rec'd. Bookmarked!
Peace,
Bob
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Shoelace Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-29-08 01:59 PM
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20. K&R
my sentiments exactly!
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livetohike Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-29-08 02:00 PM
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21. Thank you oktoberain
I've been so angry and sad since the announcement, I still haven't been able to get my thoughts together to make a cohesive post. This is great :hi:.
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chatnoir Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-29-08 02:01 PM
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23. Excellent post - thank you!
K&R :kick:
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doublethink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-29-08 02:04 PM
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24. Wow.
:kick:
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RedLetterRev Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-29-08 02:59 PM
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27. Elegant!!!
K&R!! :applause:
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DB1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-29-08 03:00 PM
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28. Excellent post. A Big K & R!
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kwolf68 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-29-08 03:01 PM
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29. Outstanding post

This post is an example of why I like to post here.
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skygazer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-29-08 03:38 PM
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30. I can add nothing to this
Excellent post. :applause:
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Stump Donating Member (808 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-29-08 03:39 PM
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31. Nice post
K&R
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helderheid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-29-08 03:41 PM
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32. kick
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11 Bravo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-29-08 03:42 PM
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33. One of the finest posts I've ever read.
K&R& :thumbsup:
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Guava Jelly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-29-08 03:42 PM
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34. K&R My green eyed friend
:)
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PA Democrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-29-08 03:46 PM
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35. Great post.
I was not a Hillary supporter during the primaries, but would have gladly cast my vote for her. I don't know how anyone after seeing how HARD Hillary has worked over the years could not be outraged by Palin's remarks.


Hillary always blew me away with her command of the details of domestic policy, foreign policy, you name it. This wannabe doesn't even know what the duties of the VP are.
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rucognizant Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-30-08 08:13 AM
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184. Me too.......
I didn't think she was progressive enough. ( Kucinich supporter here)
But look what they have put in place as her substitute.............
Pro-life, pro-creationist, pro-oil, anti-environment.......fundie ( I know she is Catholic, isn't Dick Cheney too. Te dominionist sect is as scary as the fundies.......She would move us backward at lightening speed!
It's beyond insult to Hillary & all women!
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kestrel91316 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-30-08 11:02 AM
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207. She's not Catholic. She's Assemblies of God. That ought to
freak anyone out. Ashcroftian fundie wacko sect.
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madmax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-30-08 08:51 AM
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192. That's it.
If he had picked someone who put in the time, energy and sacrifice I could see it. I wouldn't vote that ticket but, I could see it. This twit hasn't paid her fucking dues to claim what others have given blood, sweat and tears. Fuck her!
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RiverStone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-29-08 03:47 PM
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36. Well said! Happy to rec. & kick
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Chovexani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-29-08 03:49 PM
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37. This proud Clintonista salutes you.
Do these motherfuckers think we're stupid?! :puke:
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MadMaddie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-29-08 07:40 PM
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102. My dear Chovexani that is exactly what they think!
They misunderstood Hillary's supporters and they have sealed their fate. We will not get complacent we will bury them.
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wandathewitch Donating Member (145 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-30-08 07:57 AM
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180. What if they manipulate the votes ?
If they can do it to get Bush in, what is to stop them from doing it again ? That is my worry. I hope that the people have control of our country, but I'm scared about who is really in charge of our votes. Am I the only one that fears our governing body ? Who are the ones that have power over us ? Please, please help me to understand as I think we need to find this out so we don't keep getting numb-nuts to look at on the TV. I want to know how they are manipulating us normals.( as they call us ) Mrs, Moose
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MadMaddie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-30-08 01:13 PM
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230. I agree there is a worry
but if the Democratic voters come out in overwhelming numbers, I mean numbers that no slight of hand can erase then we should be okay.
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wandathewitch Donating Member (145 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-30-08 01:49 PM
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237. Thank you Madmaddie
I had a feeling when Bush got in that they made a deal with McCain that they would put him in if he would just be nice. It was just a feeling, so nothing to go on, but it is their style. I hope everyone will do all they can to put our world back on track. You gave me some comfort, thank you. Mrs. Moose
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MadMaddie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-31-08 02:14 PM
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245. Anytime!
Edited on Sun Aug-31-08 02:15 PM by MadMaddie
The key for us is not to be complacent and get lazy. I don't think we will have this issue this year.
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customerserviceguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-30-08 02:00 PM
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239. Sarah Palin is not for the purpose of attracting die-hard Hillary supporters
she's there to bring back the arch-conservative wing of the Repuke party back into McCain's camp. She was a desperate pick, but sometimes, that Hail Mary pass wins the game. McLame's fund-raising numbers have already started to rise, and all without having to pick Mittens and risk pissing off the fundies (that was my prediction for his choice.)


The only women she will appeal to from the independents and the DLC'ers are those who really don't pay any attention to politics anyway. However, if we don't stop the "beauty queen" "abandoning her family" and "brought a defective child into the world" nonsense, we will just give those folks out there who are brainless enough, a reason to have some sympathy for her.

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NBachers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-29-08 08:33 PM
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114. Cigar-butt chewing GOP bigwig:
Edited on Fri Aug-29-08 08:35 PM by NBachers
Just find some broad to throw out there. Them pissed off Hillary dames will come stampeding over to our side. I tellya, it can't fail
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Barack_America Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-29-08 03:51 PM
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38. K&R. nt
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mnhtnbb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-29-08 03:55 PM
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39. Great post! Love it! I can't believe what a nincompoop pick Palin is.
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Stern21 Donating Member (331 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-29-08 03:57 PM
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40. Well said!
Not that it is needed, but here's another K&R.
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Demi_Babe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-29-08 03:57 PM
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41. AMEN!!!
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AuntPatsy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-29-08 03:58 PM
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42. Are you kidding she really compared herself to Sen Clinton??omg
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Arkansas Granny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-29-08 09:22 PM
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131. Taken from the transcript of her acceptance speech:
It was rightly noted in Denver this week that Hillary left 18 million cracks in the highest, hardest glass ceiling in America but it turns out the women of America arent finished yet and we can shatter that glass ceiling once and for all.

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=94...
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Politicub Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-29-08 03:59 PM
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43. Fantastic!!
K&R!!!

:kick:
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FKA MNChimpH8R Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-29-08 04:00 PM
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44. What you said
That was GREAT!

:applause:
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Raffi Ella Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-29-08 04:03 PM
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45. BRAVO!
:applause: :applause: :applause:




K&R



thank you oktoberain :hug:
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liberalhistorian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-29-08 04:19 PM
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47. "Coat-tail-riding nothing",
and "joke", yep, that about sums her up! Not to mention blowing McCain's meme about Obama's "inexperience" right the hell out of the water and into outer space.
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OwnedByFerrets Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-29-08 04:20 PM
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49. k an r
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gratefultobelib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-29-08 04:20 PM
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50. Absolutely. I heard her lame words today and was disgusted and appalled.
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Straight Shooter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-29-08 04:28 PM
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51. Wow!
:thumbsup: :thumbsup:

:toast:
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Chisox08 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-29-08 04:28 PM
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52. Picking Palin was a slap in the face to Hillary Clinton
Palin's comments were a slap in the face to all women. She has done nothing in her life that equates to what Hillary has done. She is currently be investigated and possible impeached from the Governers office.
McCain is openly mocking the Clintons and women everywhere. I hope that Hillary campaigns for Obama just to keep that fraud away from the White House.
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FirstLight Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-29-08 09:30 PM
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134. heh-hh...I have to say this,
fraud...rhymes with broad! :rofl:

sorry...please continue with discussing this awesome post!

K& R btw
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rocktivity Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-30-08 12:43 PM
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226. And how dare McCain think
That Hillary's supporters would make political bedfellows with anyone who happens to be female.

By the way, should McCain be using Hillary as a weapon against Obama when a) she didn't win b) McCaion used her "fired up and ready to go" in a speech?

:headbang:
rocknation
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stevietheman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-29-08 04:41 PM
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53. You're right.... I'm an Obama supporter who now feels a greater allegiance to Hillary.
I so hope Hillary and Bill find many ways to nail McGrumpy/Pale-in' this Fall.
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northernlights Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-29-08 04:43 PM
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54. a million thank yous!!!!!
Brilliantly said.

Palin, Hillary does more to advance women in a week's work than you will in a lifetime. In fact, she does more to advance women in a week than you are able to set us back in a lifetime of your jaw flapping.

Forget an ordinary microscope. Lets get out an electron microscope. Let's get a nice little peek at just what kind of shit your dna is made of.

:kick:
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here_is_to_hope Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-29-08 04:51 PM
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55. "Error: You've already recommended that thread."...dammit!
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krabigirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-29-08 04:55 PM
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56. Wonderful post!!! I know I am fired up so much more for Obama now!
And I wasn't a Hill supporter, but wasn't too into Obama. Well this freak changed that. I can't believe she thinks she can ride Hillary's coattails! No, she can't!
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LonelyLRLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-29-08 04:55 PM
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57. So excellent - I wish I had written this post! K&R
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girl_interrupted Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-29-08 05:02 PM
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59. Thank You, oktoberain.... Awesome Post!
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caseycoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-29-08 05:01 PM
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58. BRAVO!
:applause:
Great post, oktoberain....
you said it all.
I thank you very much.
:toast:
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Liberal Dose Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-29-08 05:02 PM
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60. I wish I could rec this more than once! nt
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pipi_k Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-29-08 05:03 PM
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61. Just wondering if anyone else noticed
That Sarah Palin looks an awful LOT like Dawn Wells....

Anyone remember Gilligan's Island?


I'll bet she's the illicit love child of Mary Ann and the Professor....



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derby378 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-29-08 05:04 PM
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62. ONE HUNDRED RECS!
Way to go, DUers! :applause:
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ms liberty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-29-08 05:09 PM
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63. K&R. I so agree. n/t
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JBoy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-29-08 05:11 PM
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64. Heartily rec'd. Well done!
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Sequoia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-29-08 05:14 PM
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65. What! She really compared herself to Hillary.
What a manipulator. NOT.EVEN.CLOSE. However, I was secretly hoping Hillary would be our VP. Most days anyway.
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madrchsod Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-29-08 05:16 PM
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66. well said !!
Edited on Fri Aug-29-08 05:16 PM by madrchsod
she`s a beard
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myrna minx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-29-08 05:19 PM
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67. Fantastic post.
:applause:
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bajamary Donating Member (427 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-29-08 05:19 PM
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68. Brava ! Wonderful post.
Brava, what an excellent post. Yes, we are coming straight at these horrible corrupt Republicans. We will take back some of the most important reigns of power, and begin the very difficult task of rebuilding our America.


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Myrina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-29-08 05:22 PM
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69. AMEN!!!
:applause: :applause: :applause:
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SeattleGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-29-08 05:28 PM
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70. Bravo!!!! Well said!
:applause: :applause: :applause:

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Divine Discontent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-29-08 05:29 PM
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71. some obscure lady who didn't even want the VP role because they don't have anything to do
surely doesn't deserve to be our VP, and possible PRESIDENT!

Terrifying pick by McCain - and a hopeful landslide for Obama...

around the country GOPers are saying, "Sarah who???"

MORE AT www.cafepress.com/warisprofitable
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eshfemme Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-29-08 05:32 PM
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72. Thank you for your logical point by point analysis!
:kick:
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Genevieve Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-29-08 05:37 PM
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73. Great post, REC!
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Phx_Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-29-08 05:45 PM
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74. Wow. That was pretty awesome.
Edited on Fri Aug-29-08 06:09 PM by Phx_Dem
And Palin called Hillary a whiner.

Once onstage, together with Arizona Gov. Janet Napolitano, Palin talked about what women expect from women leaders; how she took charge in Alaska during a political scandal that threatened to unseat the state's entire Republican power structure, and her feelings about Sen. Hillary Clinton. (She said she felt kind of bad she couldn't support a woman, but she didn't like Clinton's "whining."

http://www.newsweek.com/id/156190

Rush Limbaugh just called Palin a "babe." She might like it though -- beauty queens love been told their pretty. Maybe her and Cindy can compare tiars.

Were the ones with the babe on the ticket. :puke:

http://thepage.time.com/2008/08/29/rush-a-babe-on-the-t... /

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lapislzi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-29-08 05:54 PM
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75. Fucking WORD. That is all.
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cachukis Donating Member (232 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-29-08 05:55 PM
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76. well said
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connecticut yankee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-29-08 05:58 PM
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77. What a ditz!
I can't wait to vote gainst her. She's an insult to women everywhere.

Even though it's already on the front page, I recommended it anyway.

Fantastic post!

:kick: :kick:
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Naturyl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-29-08 06:00 PM
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78. Sarah Palin-QUAYLE
Spread the Palin-Quayle meme. It will work.
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Vogon_Glory Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-30-08 09:31 AM
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196. Dan-ita Quayle Palin
My first impression of Sarah Palin was to think of Dan Quayle with female anatomy.

I'll give George HW Bush's vice president one point for preserving the gravitas of the vice presidency. I very much doubt that there's a picture of him in a swimsuit and heels in a beauty pagent.
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Zambero Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-29-08 06:01 PM
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79. The GOP savaged the Clintons for 8 years. Now she's a martyr.
For Hillary, it was one relentless attack after another at the hands of these partisan assholes. Remember the Whitewater hearings (aka witch hunt) and other Ken Starr-led inquisitions? For these hypocrites to pretend to empathize with and capitalize on Hillary's second-place finish is a real stretch to put it kindly.
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Lifelong Protester Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-29-08 11:12 PM
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147. Here, here.
I was so insulted by her blythely co-opting Hillary's hard work. Even though I wasn't a strong Hillary supporter, I have the utmost respect for her and her work. This bimbo 'trophy' candidate makes me want to :puke:
Thank you for putting the exact same thoughts I had in your post.
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Zambero Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-30-08 08:34 AM
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188. Can we just refer to it as the "McPain" ticket?
They're only hope of winning is trolling for progressive-minded Hillary voters with a right-wing idealogue whose only commonality is in gender-based anatomy. Unfortunately for the GOP campaign, and fortunately for the rest of us, the overwhelming majority of the 18,000,000 "targeted" voters will not be taking the bait.
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Danger Mouse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-29-08 06:01 PM
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80. DAMN. FINE. POST. KICK AND MOTHERFUCKIN RECOMMENDED!!!!!!
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Oeditpus Rex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-29-08 06:02 PM
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81. I am so proud to know you
:thumbsup:



:loveya:



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Lyric Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-29-08 08:31 PM
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110. That feeling is very much mutual.
:loveya: :hug:
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southerncrone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-29-08 06:05 PM
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82. Fabulous post!
Pure truth.

This VP choice is ridiculous to start with, Mrs. Palin proved that with these comments.
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-29-08 06:06 PM
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83. Yeah, Funny ol World,
ain't it. I may be wrong but it seems Fate has given Hillary a certain awesome task in this 2008 General Election..uniquely suited to her.

We're gonna see what unfolds.
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hippywife Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-29-08 06:20 PM
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84. You know...
I don't like HRC in the slightest (or Bill for that matter), and I was unsure of Obama until I listened to what he had to say last night. So for a long time now, I've had no dog in this race whatsoever.

But from the first I heard that McCain had selected this woman, I knew it was nothing but calculated to try to lure the disaffect HRC supporters. And I thought, anyone who would fall for this is doing nothing but selling their country out totally, not the party...the country, period. Oh, and their fellow females of the species, too.

I would hope those who really supported HRC wouldn't fall for such a transparent charade as this. But I gotta say that some of them that I heard interviewed on NPR during the lead-up to the convention just might do it. The ones that said they'd vote for McCain just might go along with this ruse. You know why? Because ever last one of them I heard interviewed did nothing but whine about themselves and what they wanted, and what they had done for the women's movement all those years, and for HRC's campaign. Oh, how hard they had worked and for nothing! Waaaaaaa! Those are the ones that will do it because, ya know it was always all about them to begin with and never about what is going to be the best choice in this election.

I work in a place with many of the zealously religious right occupying the halls. And I tell you what, the men weren't sure how they felt about it (did I mention they are all senior citizens?) but the really wacky zealots were saying that Palin's a Christian woman and so they feel they must, must, must help get McCain elected.

Anyone who considers themselves an independent or a Dem, or even just woman, should take it upon herself to make sure that does not happen...for their country and their fellow women.
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Tatiana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-29-08 06:25 PM
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85. Palin isn't fit to shine Clinton's shoes. I'm stunned over Palin comparing herself to Hillary.
Who the hell does she think she is? She hasn't been through half of what Hillary has been through and doesn't have a tenth of her intelligence, drive, ambition, determination, or fortitude.

Great post. K&R.
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pleah Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-29-08 06:32 PM
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86. Hillary will mop the floor with her.
:rofl:
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rucognizant Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-30-08 08:22 AM
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186. It reveals her....................
intelligence level. so self absorbed and clueless she can't see it objectively!
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1corona4u Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-29-08 06:37 PM
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88. BRAVO!!
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George II Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-29-08 06:51 PM
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89. I've never recommended a post before, I just don't agree with the concept, but......
THIS one I did recommend. I think it sums up the opinion of many Clinton supporters, and the fact that their principles and ideals outweigh the fact that Hillary Clinton is a woman. Being male, female, black, white, Jewish, Christian, etc. etc. is so irrelevant if the policies of a candidate are wrong. In Hillary Clinton's case (and Barack Obama's as well) either one would be the best candidate against John McCain. That we have Biden too is overwhelmingly compelling.

McCain thinks that just because he picked a woman (a CONSERATIVE, narrowminded woman at that) he'll get a big part of those 18 million voters? He forgets that those 18 million primary voters are DEMOCRATIC primary voters. They're democrats and voted for a (woman) candidate because they agreed with her DEMOCRATIC positions on the issues, not simply because she is a woman. Republicans may be, but Democrats just aren't that shallow!

I particularly like your warning, "John McCain and Sarah Palin, be aware - - you are standing on the tracks, and the Democratic train is coming. Oh yes it is. We are united, we are Democrats together, and we are unstoppable. The wisest thing that either of you two nincompoops could do would be to get the hell OUT OF THE WAY."

Great job!!
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grantcart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-29-08 06:54 PM
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92. brilliant
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Alexander Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-29-08 06:54 PM
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93. K&R
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Anwen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-29-08 06:57 PM
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94. Hell yeah!
I couldn't have said it better.
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Stapz Donating Member (41 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-29-08 07:00 PM
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95. Great read, thanks n/t
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leftyclimber Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-29-08 07:25 PM
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96. What she said. nt
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NoFederales Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-29-08 07:27 PM
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97. I believe the joke is on her--no one else wanted to be tied to McCain.
It still remains to be seen how the media will prop up this ridiculous pairing and pass off the sow's ear as a silk purse (and that's an old saying, not meant in a sexist context).

NoFederales
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Mad_Dem_X Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-29-08 07:31 PM
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98. Damn, that was beautiful!
I wish I could recommend this a hundred times! :applause:
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NikolaC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-29-08 07:32 PM
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99. Amen!
Excellent post :kick: .
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YOY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-29-08 07:35 PM
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100. Well now...unity!
Paybacks gonna be a bitch!
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Inkyfuzzbottom Donating Member (293 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-29-08 07:36 PM
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101. Damn
That was beautiful!
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nichomachus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-29-08 07:43 PM
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103. Hillary Clinton
had more political experience before she left college than this flyweight has today.

However, I am loving the spectacle of the GOP "faithful" tap dancing and trying to slather enough lipstick on this pig.

It's a gimmick. It's transparent. It's desperate.

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Phoebe Loosinhouse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-29-08 08:17 PM
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105. fantastic! She's trying to get a tan from Hillary's reflection. nt.
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BlueStateGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-29-08 08:19 PM
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106. Thank you for this post. You summed it up perfectly. n/t
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reger60 Donating Member (15 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-29-08 08:27 PM
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107. Outstanding Post
The best response ever. Have you considered speech writing?
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Lyric Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-30-08 07:29 AM
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174. Actually, I *have* considered it.
Edited on Sat Aug-30-08 07:29 AM by oktoberain
I'm a college student--an English/Creative Writing major and a Political Science minor. I'd love to write speeches someday, for good, decent, worthy Democrats. It's something of a dream of mine. Thank you for saying that--you really made me feel fantastic. :hug:
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Chan790 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-29-08 08:28 PM
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108. Perfect.
:applause: Fucking A! That was a brilliant summation. And because one wasn't enough, here's 99 more.

:applause: :applause: :applause: :applause: :applause: :applause: :applause: :applause: :applause:
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meow2u3 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-29-08 08:31 PM
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111. My landlord is a diehard conservative Repuke
and even he says McSame just handed the election to Obama with Failin' as his veep pick.
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Dystopian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-29-08 08:32 PM
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112. WOW! KandR!
:thumbsup:
:applause:

peace~
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Owl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-29-08 08:33 PM
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113. K&R
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Sparkly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-29-08 08:34 PM
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115. Woohooo!!
:woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo:
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me b zola Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-29-08 08:35 PM
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116. Just wow!
I just came from another great thread that I called the unity post. But now that I've read yours, and what a wonderful example of how we are unified in our feelings of anger and outrage, I believe that a trend has indeed begun.

DU is truly unified to kick some republican ass and make them cry for their mommy! :kick:
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Raine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-29-08 08:42 PM
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117. TWO giant thumbs WAY UP!
:thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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Juan_de_la_Dem Donating Member (800 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-29-08 08:44 PM
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118. Choo, Choooooo! Allllll Aboard!!!!
Great post
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workinclasszero Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-29-08 08:50 PM
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119. Great post!
McPOW really stepped in it this time! What was the man thinking?? A former beauty queen/small town mayor/not even one term governor that is in the midst of a scandal = Hillary Rodham Clinton to dem women voters????

:wtf:

McWar just proved again that he is batshit crazy and the last person on earth that should occupy the White House.
Not to mention he kicked the shit out of his own talking points about Obama's supposed lack of experience for the job.

He puts a zero national experience, zero military experience, zero foreign policy experience, Big Oil owned beauty queen, one 72 year old heartbeat away from the presidency!? Batshit crazy, my friends! :crazy:

I can wait for the democratic tsunami in the GE that will wash the rethug filth out of Washington DC so we can get to rebuilding the american dream and the middle class the thugs have tried so desperately to destroy.

Rec
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racaulk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-29-08 09:04 PM
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122. I think you have done the impossible here, oktoberain.
You have written an OP in GDP that is virtually flameproof, and something that we can all agree on. That is a feat not easily achieved in this forum, and you are to be commended for that. :)

This is a damn fine post, and I think you are absolutely correct on all counts.

Kicked, recommended, and bookmarked.
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Patchuli Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-29-08 09:06 PM
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123. Yes we can!!!! K&R nt
:kick:
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burythehatchet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-29-08 09:07 PM
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124. well done oktoberain
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vaberella Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-29-08 09:12 PM
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126. Fantastic post. She is as much to blame as anyone else. She enjoys playing the tool.
K & R

:kick: bless you!!
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Prophet 451 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-29-08 09:13 PM
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127. Well said, luv
What worries me about Palin is not her overwhelming vileness (her record is essentially Jesse Helms with tits) but how the MSM will treat her. Given that she's fairly young, vaguely physically attractive and able to speak conherantly, I'm worried the MSM is going to fawn all over her. And you know that I think the people are dumb enough to believe it.
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Lyric Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-30-08 07:31 AM
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175. Of course the MSM is going to fawn all over her.
At least in the beginning. But you know what happens when sharks scent blood. We just have to bleed her enough to draw them in.

:hug: :loveya:
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Arkansas Granny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-29-08 09:14 PM
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128. Excellent post. One of the best I've read in a long time.
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crim son Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-29-08 09:16 PM
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129. Well.
I think you've taken care of that! Let me give this thread its 213th rec.
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NM Independent Donating Member (794 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-29-08 09:16 PM
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130. HELL yeah!!
Took the words right out of my brain.
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yellerpup Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-29-08 09:25 PM
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132. Thank you, thank you!
Best. Essay. Ever. What a way to channel energy. My guru! My hero! Thank you! :dem: :dem: :dem:
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elleng Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-29-08 09:30 PM
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133. I do not want to see such 'insults'
coming from 'thoughtful' dems; it reflects badly on all of us.


'coattail-riding nothing as you'
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WatchWhatISay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-29-08 09:37 PM
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135. Thanks, I love reading this
well written statement. She'll be a national joke to most everyone, not just us, very soon.
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greyghost Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-29-08 09:40 PM
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136. Game, set, match.
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mzmolly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-29-08 09:48 PM
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137. BEAUTIFUL!
I am about to utter words I've never said here before "CHOOOOOOOOOOO CHOOOOOOOOOOOO!" ;)
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krawhitham Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-29-08 09:58 PM
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138. K&R. (nt)
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Rhythm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-29-08 10:29 PM
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140. Well said... k/r n/t
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samsingh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-29-08 10:46 PM
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141. kick
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djp2 Donating Member (276 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-29-08 10:50 PM
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142. She won't last to November
I'm not going back on my prediction that McCain won't last as a candidate till November. But now am throwing in that Palin won't either. A week or two after the hoopla at the Repug convention, she will be found to have a skeleton in her closet and dropped (not very well vetted), with a NEW VP candidate appt.made by McCain.

Watch for that new VP candidate to be the REAL presidential nominee when McCain has "Health problems" around the middle of Oct., too late to get the dirt on the VP replacement, who will get sympathy vote, it could even be another female.
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elzenmahn Donating Member (124 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-30-08 03:13 AM
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163. She already does have a skeleton...
...as she's under investigation in Alaska for, get ready, ETHICS violations related to Ted Stevens.

And this skeleton was not even in the closet - it was OUT IN THE OPEN, decaying flesh and all covering the bones, stinking up the place.

There could be one of two things going on here:

1. The RepubliCANTS are punting this election and prepping for 2012;
2. Your scenario above, where Grampaw McSaime chooses somebody else.

One thing about the sympathy vote - considering the economy, the Middle East, and everything else that the 'CANTS have dumped on us, do you think that there will be much of a sympathetic mood come November, should Grampy either bite it or head to the funny farm?
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MindMatter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-29-08 10:55 PM
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143. Governeor, I served with Hillary Clinton ...
I knew Hillary Clinton.
Hillary Clinton was a friend of mine.
Governor. You are no Hillary Clinton.

I wonder if Biden is practicing this line yet.

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Prophet 451 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-29-08 11:55 PM
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155. Oh, please let him use that!
That would bring the house down. Talk about a show-stopper...
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DearAbby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-29-08 10:56 PM
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144. Proudly K&R this thread...with a hell yes!
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invictus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-29-08 10:57 PM
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145. K&R
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quantass Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-29-08 11:00 PM
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146. WOW!
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KT2000 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-29-08 11:22 PM
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148. Spot on!
Great comments!
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Miss Chybil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-29-08 11:23 PM
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149. Absolutely perfect! nt
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lisainmilo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-29-08 11:30 PM
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150. Fantastic post!
You Rock!
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mrreowwr_kittty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-29-08 11:47 PM
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151. Proud to be the 256th rec. nt
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MaraJade Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-29-08 11:50 PM
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152. But---many OBAMA supporters CONTINUE to BASH HILLARY here. . .
Edited on Sat Aug-30-08 12:16 AM by brensgrrl
I've been told to get on the "mothership and leave North America," and my husband has been
informed quite eloquently that he is "a stupid Son of a Bitch who needs an Checkup from the
Neckup," and that the Democtratic Party doesn't need the Clintons anymore.
He is switching from Democratic to Independent at the next chance for voter
registration. He will not vote Obama in the fall, but will write-in Hillary or "none of the above:
in the GE. After the bashing he took from Obama people, I cannot blame him. He is very
bitter now.

A lovely post, but a lot of people here on DU find it wonderful to bash Hillary whenever
necessary or possible, or else they bash her supporters, or else they believe that women in general
need to sit quietly when their children are trashed for illicit
sexual activity--especially their female children.

Nevertheless, I agree--get ready for the whole damned kitchen, and especially when that kitchen sink falls on
the daughters and sons of the political challengers! If there is little dirt to be found on the challenger's
plate, one can always involve the kids and abuse them.

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Quixote1818 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-29-08 11:52 PM
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153. Best OP ever posted at DU. K and R. nt
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democracy1st Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-29-08 11:57 PM
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156. K & R
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RoccoR5955 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-30-08 12:03 AM
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157. I couldn't have said it better, but I am not a woman.
:kick:
I cannot agree with your statement in the least. I just hope that the corporate media get the skinny out about this facade in a hurry.
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oxbow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-30-08 12:11 AM
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158. thank you for speaking from the heart! I hope this letter gets published!
this selection is the lowest sort of pandering to identity politics, and we all need to call them out now, while the dust is still not settled. Don't give these liars an inch or they'll steal for miles....
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SusanaMontana41 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-30-08 12:20 AM
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159. Palin is chum
Blood in the water, baby.

Nice analysis!
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UglyPercy Donating Member (8 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-30-08 12:31 AM
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160. my first foray into political humor: Sarah Palin's Awesome Blog!
They did one for unqualified, condescending pick Harriet Meyers. Why shouldn't Sarah Palin have her very own tell-all blog?

http://sarapalin.blogspot.com /

Please feel free to mail me any new material you think should be up there!

UP
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barbtries Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-30-08 03:56 AM
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165. i enjoyed your blog!
left you a comment.
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NanceGreggs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-30-08 12:51 AM
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161. Oh.My.God.
This is INCREDIBLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

:kick: & REC'D and the whole damned thing!!!
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judasdisney Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-30-08 03:45 AM
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164. From an Alaskan: Do Not Underestimate Palin -- She Is A Shark
http://forums.somethingawful.com/showthread.php?noseen=...

stormrider
Sep 18, 2003

Quote:

As a born & raised Alaskan, today has been tumultuous day.

My cell started ringing at rear end-crack:30 this morning (Alaska is -1 Pacific, -4 ET) with the rumor mill, and then a little later the confirmed WTF calls. Friends and family from all over the country calling to ask about our Gov.

It was of course impossible to go back to sleep after that, so I've been tired all day. But lack of sleep isn't what caused the looming sense of dread I've felt all day.

While the national media and some democrats have had a field day with the Palin VP pick, most Alaskan dems have been wandering around dazed and disoriented, feeling like the rug was pulled out from under us.

My plea is "Don't underestimate her."

I worked on the Tony Knowles gubernatorial campaign 2 years ago that Sarah emerged from with a huge portion of the vote. A little back story: Frank Murkowski, our ex-senator turned Gov (who appointed his daughter, Lisa Murkowski to replace him) was running for reelection, even though he was pretty unpopular. The Dems decided to run Tony, a popular ex-Governor to beat Frank. Sarah, a relative unknown, was running in the primary against Frank and a wide field of well-liked Alaskan politicians, and was treated like a joke, right up to the primary election night when it became clear that she was the Republican candidate.

The general election season continued the theme. Andrew Halcro, the independent, and Tony Knowles, the dem, both did their best to ignore her. Both were vastly superior candidates, but Sarah managed to weasel her way into the hearts of Alaskans. No one took her as a serious threat. At debates her answers were always "The Palin Parnell team will hire experts to look into the best course of action", where Knowles and Halcro had the experience and knowledge to offer recommendations. And while everyone joked about the "hot factor" influencing voters, no one really expected the amount of "America's hottest Governor" stuff that developed.

To many of us it felt like the Democratic party didn't ever take her seriously. We all knew Sarah had a chance of winning, even a good chance, Alaska is a very red state after all, but no one predicted the landslide that developed, or her ability to maintain an 80% approval rating.

Sarah is a shark. She is smart, and she is shrewd. However, she comes across as extremely personable; you can't help but like her in person. She is a good public speaker, I've seen better from her in Alaska, and considering how little time she had to prepare for today's speech, I think we'll see much better from her in the near future.

The biggest mistake we can make is to write her off, ignore her, or think she won't bring anything to the campaign. Quit with the jokes and the remarks about how cute and quaint she is. Stop with the pats on the back and the hurr hurr stuff.

The experience debate disappears now, let it disappear. It seems many Dems feel a vindictive need to bring up the experience issue after it's been applied to Obama so many times. Don't. Experience is a non-issue, she won in Alaska by being the inexperienced, outside candidate, and the Rs will, and already have, argued that she has more "executive experience" than Obama anyways. This is an opportunity to take the experience issue off the table, lets take it.

Our job is to remember and remind everyone else that it is John McCain running for President and not Sarah Palin. This means dropping the "old and dying" stuff. The jokes and comments that McCain's VP might become president in the next 4 years. We don't want people thinking about Sarah as the President.

I say this because I believe Sarah could win if she were the one running for President. Sure she's from a small town in Alaska and has only been the Governor for 2 years, but it doesn't matter; she is as of today on the national stage. McCain's campaign will do its best to lead with the pretty, energetic woman and let you forget that he's the one that would sit in the big chair. People will like her, and she will be a name in the Republican party for quite a while now.

I've watched the blogs, discussions, and tv reports all day, and while national dems have regaled themselves in last night's speech from obama, and laughed about Sarah, and while the media has had its field day, I've relived the emotion of having Sarah shark us 2 years ago, and felt dread.

We are, as of today, 30 points down, and we're going to need to work hard to make this the victory it should be.

I hope to be proven wrong. I hope she ends up being a horrible pick, but my gut feeling is it won't be that easy, it never is when you're dealing with Alaskan politicians.
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CarbonDate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-30-08 04:11 AM
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166. Alaska might be a geographically large state....
...but it's still a little pond. A shark? Maybe a piranha. I'm sure she has teeth; she'd have to in order to rise as quickly as she has, but let's not mistake her meteoric rise with Obama's. Palin might have a few daggers up her sleeve, but Obama's a kung fu master -- and Biden's a salty old Washington warrior. She's toast.
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Torn_Scorned_Ignored Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-30-08 06:43 AM
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172. it's Sarah Barracuda
I heard it from a talking head.
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rucognizant Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-30-08 08:38 AM
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189. Still and all..........
We are n being warned bysomeone who knows..LISTEN! DO NOT UNDERESTIMATE "FAILEN ( love that name)
I live inMaine. I discerned the same instinctively. MAine politics and Alaska politics have a lot in common..........Is it brain freeze from the cold weather?
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muryan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-30-08 08:56 AM
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193. Somethingawful?
Lol, goons are everywhere
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protect our future Donating Member (786 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-30-08 10:16 AM
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200. Judasdisney, thanks from the bottom of my heart for this info. I've
been able to infer some things about Mrs Palin and I've tried to put bits and pieces of information ogether to see if two and two would make four, and then I get online here and see your post.
Yes, I surmised this woman is dangerous and the campaign may not realize it, so I promise to get your post along with my conclusions and suggestions up to the proper VIP by Monday latest.

I have to take care of something right now but I'll try to come back here soon to document how and why I think we have a nest of evildoers -- Karl Rove, McCain, etc. -- and they are attempting to pull off the scam of the century. A scam that just might work.

Meantime, anything else you know for sure about her, please add it in this thread. Even stuff that seems insignificant because that just might be the missing piece we need.

Thank you, thank you !!!!!!
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CitizenPatriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-30-08 11:17 AM
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210. everyone who knows her is saying this
and I woke up to having emails full of warnings about her. she is EXTREMELY competitive and her extremism makes some of the things we've seen during other regimes look middle of the road-ish.

she is actually well suited to McCain in some ways, and they will work hard to maintain the status quo.

she is Patriarchal Barbie. they LOVE her. She will do their evil work under the guise of her beauty queen disguise.

We must prepare and work EVEN harder to make sure they do not come anywhere near the WH.

We must not underestimate her.

Yes, she is unqualified and stupid -- but when did that ever stop some of the worst dictators? In fact, stupidity is sort of required in order to think you're entitled to be the sole dictator. She is Bush with Breasts. Dumb, Driven, Extremist and not called the Baracuda for nothing.

Keep her OUT!
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-30-08 11:47 AM
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214. Huh? 30 points downi in the polls as of "today?" Who? Where? What polls?
Edited on Sat Aug-30-08 11:48 AM by No Elephants
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Breeze54 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-30-08 01:07 PM
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229. "We are, as of today, 30 points down..." ?!? WTF are you talking about?
:wtf:
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TankLV Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-31-08 03:22 PM
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246. Remember when we all laughed at bunkerboy when he got the TX gov digs...
a "nobody" "lightweight" "frat boy"...

...and look where that's got us...

he DOES have a point...

only - the gop IS on track to repeat ALMOST EXACTLY their "w" campaign...
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Swagman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-30-08 04:17 AM
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167. a point to push-she's a heartbeat away from being President-that
should frighten just about anyone
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Pooka Fey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-30-08 05:00 AM
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168. Schweeet. K&R
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TheCoxwain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-30-08 06:28 AM
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169. let go kick some tush
..this is such an insult ...
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Christa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-30-08 06:41 AM
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170. K & Highly recommended
well said!
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Enthusiast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-30-08 06:43 AM
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171. Thanks for kicking ass!
Perfect words! You couldn't have done it better.
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muffin1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-30-08 06:46 AM
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173. Wonderful post!
Recommended. Will you be sending this to Palin? I certainly hope so - she needs to see that it's going to take more than just "any woman" to do the job. She's not fit to shine Hillary Clinton's shoes.
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Joe Chi Minh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-30-08 07:45 AM
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177. For crying out loud, oktoberain, speak your mind.... This is no time for diffidence.
Edited on Sat Aug-30-08 07:46 AM by KCabotDullesMarxIII
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Lyric Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-30-08 07:50 AM
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178. ....
:rofl:

Well played, sir. :hug:
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CitizenLeft Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-30-08 07:53 AM
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179. absolutely and BRAVO!!!
Edited on Sat Aug-30-08 07:56 AM by CitizenLeft
People who were angry at Senator Clinton are now angry at YOU for comparing yourself to her--right or wrong, she's OURS. Clinton supporters who were hurting over the primaries are now furious with YOU for pretending that you're even fit to stand in her shadow, much less take her place in our hearts.


I spoke to my best friend last night about the election for the 1st time since Feb. We've had a moritorium on Obama/Clinton discussions because we'd both get past annoyed at each other for our different stances - she's a loyal no-back-down Hillary supporter who absolutely LOVES her. I was pissed at Hillary and moved to Obama after SC. We couldn't discuss it at all without jeopardizing our friendship. Last night, we got on the phone and together we fumed about this presumptuous ex-beauty queen twit who has the arrogance to say she'll finish Hillary's job of breaking the glass ceiling. HOW DARE SHE. We are now in total harmony over this.

My 85-year-old aunt, who didn't like Hillary, had a fit yesterday over this woman. Who does she think she is?! she said. Hillary worked hard and earned her 18 million votes - and cracks - and this nothing waltzes in on McCain's invitation and thinks SHE'S going to accomplish what Hillary just missed doing? Fucking outrageous! (the 'f' word is mine :) )

Yes, we are all COMPLETELY united now! I mirror Debbie Wasserman-Schult'z outrage - to the last word. I'm definitely insulted, and I didn't even vote for Hillary. Whatever I didn't like about the way she ran her campaign, she and Bill Clinton are OURS, and no matter what, she worked hard to earn those 18 million votes... it incensed me when she compared herself to her and I'll not forgive her. No breaks from me. Not now, not EVER.

Twit.
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TheCowsCameHome Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-30-08 08:05 AM
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181. Excellent post. Thank you.
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The Wizard Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-30-08 08:12 AM
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183. There are some options
McCane didn't choose that would have been more entertaining: Joe "Quisling" Liebermann, Lindsey "Dancing Queen" Graham, Idi Amin, Ted Stevens, Heinrich Himmler, Larry "Wide Stance" Craig, The banjo Kid from "Deliverance," Arthur Bremmer, Charles Manson, Stuttering John Melendez, a Liberace impersonator.....
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countingbluecars Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-30-08 08:20 AM
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185. Excellent! nt
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mile18blister Donating Member (460 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-30-08 08:42 AM
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190. I can see Palin standing on a ladder
epoxying every one of those 18 million cracks in that glass ceiling.

I would have liked to have voted for a woman, but there were other candidates I felt closer to on the issues than Hillary.
Had she won, she would have had my vote, as would any other Dem. Nothing to do with gender.

The more I think about this, the more pissed off I get that they think I'd vote for an unqualified far-right Repug just because we both lack a Y chromosome.
:grr:
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demobrit Donating Member (279 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-30-08 08:47 AM
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191. Govenor Palin I sincerely thank you
So if Clinton was so good why wasn`t she picked?
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sellitman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-30-08 09:22 AM
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194. Nanc & Will Pitt all in one!
Wow!

Just wow!
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Lyric Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-30-08 10:02 AM
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198. Wow indeed. That's quite a compliment
and I appreciate it. :hug:
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Spazito Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-30-08 09:22 AM
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195. Wow, Excellent, excellent OP!
You nailed it!

Recommended.
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ravencalling Donating Member (247 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-30-08 09:45 AM
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197. Excellent
you have taken the words out of my mouth.

As a woman, Palin insults me in a deep and personal way as really nothing else could have!
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Rhiannon12866 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-30-08 10:06 AM
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199. K&R. I sure agree with all your points, especially about this choice ensuring Democratic unity.
The thought that those who supported Hillary Clinton as their first choice would vote for McCain just because he chose a woman for VP, as they're speculating on the news, is just ludicrous. I obviously haven't read all the posts on this thread, but this has to be the prevailing sentiment. They're speaking about this possibility, just this minute, on MSNBC, idiots. Sarah Palin has to be the "anti-Hillary," has absolutely nothing in common with her except for gender, and to imagine that women would vote for McCain just because he chose Palin is just as insulting and narrow-minded as it would be to assume that the American electorate would choose a candidate based on race. :eyes:

I agree that John McCain has sealed his fate with this decision. Even the most bitter Hillary supporter has to realize that this isn't a team whom they could support, since they are the polar opposites of Senator Clinton on both issues and beliefs. It also undermines McCain's main criticism of Obama, that he doesn't have enough "experience." The thought that this self-proclaimed "hockey mom" is just a heartbeat away from becoming The Leader of the Free World, and that John McCain isn't all that healthy to begin with, scares me to death, and should scare all Americans. I think that this misguided choice proves that John McCain's mind has also gone clear off the rails, to use your train metaphor. :crazy:

But it should work to our advantage, as you said, since the choices are now crystal clear, as if they weren't before... :hi:
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gps333 Donating Member (9 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-30-08 10:44 AM
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201. Whoa
When you go psychotic like this all you do is sound like a conservative bashing Obama. You undercut your argument.
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Lyric Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-30-08 10:46 AM
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202. Yawn. Go away, Freeper. n/t
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iamthebandfanman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-30-08 11:40 AM
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212. McCain does that every time he speaks
but he seems to be hangin in there.
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TankLV Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-31-08 03:29 PM
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247. Go away TROLL...
back to your mommy's basement bedroom...
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kestrel91316 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-30-08 10:56 AM
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203. Oh, yeah! And then some!!!
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txwhitedove Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-30-08 10:59 AM
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205. Righteous and dead-on! Woo-hooooo!
:thumbsup:
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Mark D. Donating Member (420 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-30-08 11:01 AM
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206. Well Spoken
Edited on Sat Aug-30-08 11:03 AM by Mark D.
It's great this potential pitfall Palin presents can be turned to an obvious unification. To have John (c-word) McCain pick her in more than pandering, but an insult to the intelligence of the Hillary Clinton supporters. To just think of that bitter old man thinking "the c-words will vote for her just for being a c-word" is both a testament to his sexism vs. a counter to it. And it shows how just plain stupid he and his campaign are to think less of the wiser party (Democrats). This choice could haunt them.

If formal impeachment charges are rolled out against Palin, she could actually withdraw. That could be the first time in history, if not mistaken, a VP choice withdraws. If not she'd pull them down and we'd have an Obama landslide. If she does, I find it hard to see him recover regardless. Can't remember how many houses he has, forgot he was still married to his first wife when he filed for a marriage license with his mistress, and can't even pick the right running mate. And you want HIM to run the country?
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SheilaT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-30-08 02:14 PM
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240. In 1972
Tom Eagleton withdrew as McGovern's VP after about two weeks on the ticket because he'd undergone electric shock therapy.

He was replace by Sargent Shriver, and the ticket went down to defeat when Nixon won his second term.
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ksimons Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-30-08 11:02 AM
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208. McCain VP Selection Is A Force of Unity - for the Democrats
That letter was great! My concern is that women have the most to lose or gain in this election but it sometimes appears to the press that we would rather just vote our gender than vote our mind. Your letter put it all into words what I think people forget. Great!
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BanTheGOP Donating Member (596 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-30-08 11:12 AM
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209. WELL SAID
Just like the rest of the republican party, she represents all that is insidious, superficial, and just plain evil. It AMAZES me how our system of justice and humanity would even ALLOW such an organization such as the republican party to exist! We MUST do everything in our power to do three things:

1. Categorize the republican party as a criminal organization under the RICO statutes
2. Indict, impeach, and incarcerate all officers and members for organized criminal activity
3. Ban the existence of the republican party.

Virtually EVERY argument and every grievance we have can be PREVENTED by instituting the above three steps. Pure and simple.
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RetroLounge Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-30-08 11:26 AM
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211. Thank you for this post!
:yourock:

:loveya:

RL
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Lyric Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-30-08 11:48 AM
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215. Right back atcha sweetness.
:loveya: :hug:
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rocktivity Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-30-08 11:48 AM
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217. We must thank McCain as well,
because we no longer have to apologize for having doubts about his logic and judgment given his age.

Has he already forgotten that he's spent the past few months attacking Obama for being too young and inexperienced? Or his is he simply taking orders from the Bush puppeteers? Either way, he's shot his credibility in the foot for us.

:headbang:
rocknation
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Ichingcarpenter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-30-08 11:50 AM
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218. Damn you threw the whole Kitchen with this post.. Bravo
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Booster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-30-08 11:57 AM
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220. I sent this post to all the women I know who supported Sen. Clinton
and, just as I thought, ALL of them wanted to know "who wrote this; it's fabulous". I gave all of them a link to DU so, thanks to you, we may see a rise in people visiting this site. Good job.
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ksimons Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-30-08 11:59 AM
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221. truth be known


Not only is it not a genuine attempt to get Hillary voters, is just a further example that McCain/Palin is a vote for 4 more years of George W. Bush - Image of Bush / Palin Sorry it's big, not sure where to post large versions of things like this for others to reference. Apologies ahead of time.
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jazzjunkysue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-30-08 12:09 PM
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222. "hyped-up beauty queen with practically no experience"
:rofl:
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jazzjunkysue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-30-08 12:11 PM
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223. The K & the R. The Democratic train is coming. Beautiful!
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NC_Nurse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-30-08 12:18 PM
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224. A fantastic post. Thank you!
:yourock:
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kestrel91316 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-30-08 12:26 PM
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225. Memo to McSame: It AIN'T about the vagina. Though, to you,
it might be about the tits.

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LuckyLib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-30-08 12:56 PM
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227. I've always maintained that the MSM and the Repugs have exaggerated the number of
Clinton supporters who would switch to McCain. It was in their interest. But this pick not only assures unity, it will drag in lots of Republican and Independent women who were fence-sitting, and are now saying "Oh, please! Give me a break!"

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Imagevision Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-30-08 01:04 PM
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228. McBush's Palin pick brings Obama and Clinton supporters together again
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fortyfeetunder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-30-08 01:18 PM
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231. good post!
If I were Gov. Palin, I'd be making a call to Paris Hilton for suggestions....
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SissyBoy Donating Member (30 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-30-08 01:35 PM
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235. You are my hero
Well said. Let's do it for Paul Wellstone.
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Redstone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-30-08 01:40 PM
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236. Damn. I'm impressed. And adding another rec.
Redstone
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Lyric Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-30-08 05:48 PM
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241. She did it again.
Man, that's infuriating. At least we're all infuriated together.

:grouphug:
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Lil Missy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-30-08 08:21 PM
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242. kick
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