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jenmito Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 10:50 AM
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HEADS UP-Obama rally at University of MD NOW
Edited on Thu Sep-17-09 10:56 AM by jenmito
CNN, MSNBC showing it...

ETA- http://www.whitehouse.gov/live / will be covering it soon.
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alsame Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 10:51 AM
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1. K&R - he sounds fired up again!! nt
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Clio the Leo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 10:52 AM
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2. Are you FIRED UP!!!!!!!!!!
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Misskittycat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 11:00 AM
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11. Fired up and ready to go!
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Clio the Leo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 10:52 AM
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3. lol "you guys can sit down btw"
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jenmito Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 10:55 AM
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4. He's so good at this!
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Clio the Leo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 10:56 AM
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5. lol, yeah, a little bit. NT
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Baltoman991 Donating Member (869 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 10:57 AM
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6. My state
still loves the man and believes in him.
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jenmito Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 10:58 AM
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8. Hey, Balto!
Yeah, yours is one of the smart states. As is mine (NY). :D
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Baltoman991 Donating Member (869 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 11:05 AM
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21. So true.
People who pay attention for themselves know this man is fighting for us but there will still be some who depend on the media for their cherry picked soundbites.
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Clio the Leo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 11:01 AM
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13. lol except for, apparently, someone up in the second level. NT
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Baltoman991 Donating Member (869 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 11:04 AM
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18. Thats why
they're in the second level. Theres always a few party crashers. lol

Although there were a few jeers just now when he mention Baucus's plan. Smart folks there.
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goclark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 12:30 PM
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72. He is on Fire! Obama: " Tired of the same O, same Old"

:bounce:

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Clio the Leo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 10:57 AM
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7. Just referred to this........
http://www.timesoftheinternet.com/110799.html

And it, of course, got a huge applause from the U of MD students.
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HopeOverFear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 10:59 AM
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9. What was that outburst about???
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jenmito Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 11:00 AM
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10. I wish I knew!
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HopeOverFear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 11:00 AM
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12. WHAT'S GOING ON????
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HopeOverFear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 11:02 AM
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14. I think some teabaggers tried to disrupt the rally
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Clio the Leo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 11:03 AM
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16. and they were silenced by civility.... "Its ok guys, we're ok." NT
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havocmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 11:04 AM
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19. And he was cool, ignoring at first then telling those unhappy with the dissenters it was OK
So nice to have a grown up at the podium.
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jenmito Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 11:05 AM
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20. He was so cool about it that I didn't even know what happened. He just said, "What's goin'
Edited on Thu Sep-17-09 11:05 AM by jenmito
on up there? That's alright! We're ok!" And the crowd started cheering.
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Clio the Leo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 11:03 AM
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15. "determined to be the last!"
...... he wouldn't wave that like banner of victory unless he KNEW he could deliver.

He's not stupid. ;)
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ChiciB1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 11:03 AM
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17. Did He Just Acknowledge "The" John Edwards?? I Haven't Watched His Speeches
much of late... seems there's one every day, HOWEVER, as I walked by I heard the name JOHN EDWARDS and want to know IF anyone else heard his name?

I KNOW I heard John Edwards plainly, but is there ANOTHER John Edwards??? If it IS "THE" John Edwards then THANK YOU SO MUCH BARACK OBAMA!!

I have NO DOUBT I'm going to get LOTS of "negative" posts about THE John Edwards, but I really don't give a tinker's damn... FLAME away... I STILL think despite all that went on, that JOHN EDWARDS was, and still continues to fight THE GOOD FIGHT for those less fortunate and those POVERTY Stricken people of America!!

I'm NOT going to get into a "pissing" fight with ANYONE about it, I made my decision a LONG TIME AGO! If so many others have been given a pass about indiscretions, and there ARE some BIG Democrats who are on the list, then to single JOHN EDWARDS out as the WORST Democrat ever, just WON'T FLY WITH ME!! And to include the "hedge fund" business, just think about how many Democrats who are SELLING us down the stream regarding HEALTH CARE!!!! AND, don't forget about ALL THAT TARP money that's getting pissed away too!!!

That's how I feel, and I'm STICKING TO IT!! He had many very good ideas, and I don't condone his actions, but when throwing stones and pointing fingers.... there are many out there who have done MUCH WORSE! And I'm not just talking about Democrats!!

BFEE has been a travesty for this country... try screaming about THEM AGAIN!!
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jenmito Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 11:08 AM
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24. I didn't hear his name. n/t
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ChiciB1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 11:51 AM
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57. Love To Get A Transcript OR You Tube Of Speech... I'm Almost Positive I Heard
his name. I could be wrong as I was walking by, and my hearing could be off... still I would LOVE to know!
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Clio the Leo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 12:02 PM
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63. Later today, try Googeling "text" and "Obama University of MD"
... and you'll probably get a hit.
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ChiciB1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 12:03 PM
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64. Thank You VERY Much! n/t
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ChiciB1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 12:05 PM
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65. Okay... Was He PUSHING The Baucus Bill? Andrea Mitchell Seems
to be saying something like that! I don't know, but if he is... well, OH WELL!
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Clio the Leo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 12:06 PM
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68. Oh well if ANDREA says it ................
..... did she cite anything he said to back up her claim? I didn't notice a change to anything he hasn't been saying for weeks.
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jenmito Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 12:25 PM
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69. Who-Obama? No-he mentioned the public option again at the rally. And Andrea Mitchell is
Edited on Thu Sep-17-09 12:28 PM by jenmito
clueless.
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jenmito Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 12:35 PM
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78. Andrea Mitchell is out today. They must be playing yesterday's video of her comments
and her interview with Bill Cosby.
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ChiciB1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 12:46 PM
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79. Okay... Well I Had Gone To the Bank & The TV Was On... I Didn't Get
all the specifics! One reason why I ALWAYS try to ask questions!

My teachers told me when I was younger to ALWAYS ask questions!
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jenmito Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 12:57 PM
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80. No problem...
Edited on Thu Sep-17-09 12:58 PM by jenmito
and you're right. There are no stupid questions-only stupid people. :D (I used to be a teacher, fwiw). :)
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ChiciB1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 01:01 PM
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81. Plenty Of Stupid People... For Sure! I Live In Florida... We Call A LOT
of them things like "rednecks" or REPUKES!! And yes, I DO know where the term "redneck" came from initially, but TODAY it means something else entirely!

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Clio the Leo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 12:05 PM
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67. I'm firmly convinced that Barack Obama invented Google.....
.... hey, if the wingnuts can think he was born in Siam, then *I* can have my own irrational, baseless ideas too, right? :)
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ChiciB1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 12:28 PM
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70. For SURE You Can! I'm Just Asking Questions! What Baucus Offered
kind of turns me OFF, a lot! I KNOW Obama has said he wants a Public Option... I WANT TO SEE IT TOO!!

I know TOO MANY PEOPLE living in POVERTY who are doing WITHOUT!! I'm sorry, but I didn't check to see where you're from, but I have a friend who barely has a home. I live down here in "Sunny" EXTREMELY hot and muggy Florida and she lives WITHOUT air conditioning, only basic TV and I gave here a micro-wave/convection oven that I bought at a garage sale. Their stove broke! NOW I'm trying to find SOMEONE to mow her grass for here BEFORE the county condemns the place! I can't mow it myself because the grass is too high, and heavens knows what might be hiding in it! I don't have a way to get a mower over there! PLUS she cares for her elderly mother who had a heart attack and is confined to bed! Her mother COULD go into a Nursing home, but then my friend who has NO INCOME coming in will lose the house! Her mother will be required to go on Medicaid, and her mother got a "reverse mortgage" just to keep the home! My friend will have to sell it, but the price she "might" get won't be enough to cover the mortgage that is on the house now! It's a real mess!

I had some extra fans that I took over there too because it's so very hot! It's NOT pretty picture, and she HAS NO health insurance! Many so called places around here that we've contacted for help are FULL UP! It's hard for me to go over there because it's very depressing!

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elleng Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 11:07 AM
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22. HUGE CROWD!
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Clio the Leo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 11:07 AM
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23. From 25 to 26......
.... the age to which young adults would be able to stay under their parents health care coverage .... this is (wonderful) news to me. First I'd heard it was up to 26.

Can we make it 36? lol
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HopeOverFear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 11:10 AM
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27. Can we make it 40??? LOL
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NYC_SKP Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 11:13 AM
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30. How bout we bring the Medicare age DOWN to 25 or 26?
:P

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Jennicut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 11:25 AM
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43. LOL. I wish. That is a really good idea. Too bad that was not around when I was laid off
Edited on Thu Sep-17-09 11:27 AM by Jennicut
at 24. The company just was not doing well and I was the last one hired so...
I hope that makes it into the final bill.
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grantcart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 11:09 AM
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25. the man is definitely in his 4th quarter mode.
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Clio the Leo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 11:16 AM
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32. "Victory's within the mile".....
for the hip hop enthusiast.....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yVA-xTBeHyM
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HopeOverFear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 11:09 AM
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26. Public Option!!!! YAAAAY!
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Baltoman991 Donating Member (869 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 11:10 AM
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28. And once
again tonight, we'll be hearing that people will be forced into the program.
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jenmito Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 11:11 AM
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29. Why does he keep bringing it up if it's dead like the media says? n/t
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elleng Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 11:29 AM
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50. Because it ain't dead; THE MEDIA IS!
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Clio the Leo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 12:01 PM
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62. As are the GOP's hopes for a bright future. NT
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jenmito Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 12:31 PM
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73. Exactly. They keep going with THEIR narrative regardless of the facts. n/t
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jenmito Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 11:15 AM
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31. "Change is hard. Civil rights was hard. Giving women the right to vote was hard..." n/t
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Clio the Leo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 12:00 PM
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61. Civil rights was DEADLY, we have no idea how EASY we have it. NT
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jenmito Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 11:16 AM
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33. He's telling the "fired up" story again! n/t
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Clio the Leo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 11:17 AM
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34. lol, he can never get Greenwood's name right.........
... or IS it Greenville?

heck, they prob. dont even know.
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jenmito Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 11:20 AM
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36. He was in Greenville and was asked to go to Greenwood...
Edited on Thu Sep-17-09 11:21 AM by jenmito
I thought he got it confused, too, but it's right. They're 2 different cities. Greenwood is the one in the middle of nowhere.
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Clio the Leo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 11:20 AM
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37. and I love how he does that sweeping motion w/his hand....
.... every time he says "big church hat."
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jenmito Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 11:21 AM
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38. Yup, like the brim is gigantic. n/t
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Clio the Leo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 11:28 AM
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49. And apparently it swooped down over her eye. lol NT
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Kahuna Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 12:31 PM
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74. Absolutely. Like any good church hat would. nt
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jenmito Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 11:18 AM
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35. He's riffing on his "fired up" story: "I felt like a college student-like I'd been up all night
Edited on Thu Sep-17-09 11:22 AM by jenmito
doing god-knows-what..." :rofl:
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HopeOverFear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 11:23 AM
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40. OMG I heard that!
that was funny!
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Baltoman991 Donating Member (869 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 11:23 AM
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41. You know
I often wonder if people tire of that story but dangitt, the cheers get louder every time he tells it.

Myself, I can listen to it every damn day.
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jenmito Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 11:25 AM
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44. Same here...
but he makes it interesting every time! He REALLY connects with the crowds. And we gotta remember that we probably watch more of his rallies than most people who aren't political junkies.
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Clio the Leo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 11:23 AM
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42. It's like the old Cosby routines I grew up listening to.....
.... that my dad had ..... i'd listen to them so many times I'd every pause memorized ..... and they NEVER got old!
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jenmito Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 11:27 AM
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47. Yeah...
I can imagine. :hi:
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kentuck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 11:23 AM
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39. He is fired up today!
No doubt about it.
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Clio the Leo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 11:27 AM
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48. And I am now FIRED up to clean the house!!!!
Nothing motivates you more than drinking a cup of coffee WHILE you watch an Obama stump speech! lol
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 11:35 AM
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54. That is an unbeatable
combination! :patriot: :donut: Forget the donut. :)
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Clio the Leo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 11:59 AM
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60. Yes, the President has convinced me to cut back on the bad carbs, eat more legumes....
Edited on Thu Sep-17-09 12:00 PM by Clio the Leo
.... you think I'm kidding? lol
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 12:05 PM
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66. lol
Es possible. :7
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elleng Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 11:26 AM
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45. Helluva speech! Helluva crowd!
:bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:
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Clio the Leo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 11:26 AM
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46. The protestor said........
Edited on Thu Sep-17-09 11:26 AM by Clio the Leo
"A man screams: "Your health care kills children!" Those around him boo. Obama keeps talking. The man keeps screaming about infanticide and abortion until security comes to escort him out."

http://www.politico.com/politico44/wbarchive/whiteboard...

So this is nothing new ..... this idiot was the same "Obama is a baby killer" type of protestor we've seen forever.

Of course the irony is that Barack Obama is going to do MORE to help children and pregnant mothers than any Republican ever did.
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jenmito Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 11:29 AM
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51. Thank you...
it's good to know it's just the same ol' same ol'. :hi:
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Jennicut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 11:30 AM
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53. How can it kill or even help anyone when its not even a bill that has passed yet?
Common sense, these crazies have none.
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Clio the Leo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 11:59 AM
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59. Yeah, you're attempting to apply sound thinking to people who dont have that ability. NT
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HopeOverFear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 11:46 AM
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55. Ah, so *that's* what happened!
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Raffi Ella Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 11:29 AM
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52. wow.
I'm never one to get caught up by Preacher Obama but OMG. I got emotional at the end there, feel like I witnessed some history.

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cilla4progress Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 11:48 AM
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56. I love the man...
As much as I disagree with some of his decisions - esp. bank bailouts - I can see this is a BLESSED individual. I have made the calls and sent the emails, written the LTTE - I want to do MORE to support him, his agenda, HCR.

I make sure my teenage daughter understands that she is living in a time of history-changing leadership; once in thousand years. I tend to see things from a long, historical perspective. Interesting to think of Obama's presidency (and the vitriol on the other side) in those terms...
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Clio the Leo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 11:58 AM
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58. Every morning I thank the Lord......
.... to be living in such an historic time.
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DuaneBidoux Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 12:29 PM
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71. It bothers me he still talks of a bipartisan bill. Does he still believe this or is it show?
Because if he still hasn't figured out that the Republicans will NEVER work with him because they want to see him fail then that is a bad sign of an incredibly naivete on his part.
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jenmito Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 12:32 PM
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75. It's show. He made it clear that he will not put up with anyone who wants to kill the bill...
Edited on Thu Sep-17-09 12:33 PM by jenmito
and he's not naive. He knows what the Repubs. are saying. But he says he WANTS Repubs. to be part of this so he looks bigger than them. And he IS.
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Kahuna Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 12:33 PM
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76. What do you expect him to say in public? 'The repukes, can go to hell???'
That's never going to happen. He's making it clear that their intention is to block progress no matter how often he extends his hand. It will help Dems in 2010.
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Baltoman991 Donating Member (869 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 12:33 PM
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77. Because in the end
the sad reality is he will still need Republican voters to be re-elected. It sucks but what can you do? He's at least got to show that he's still willing to work with the idiots in Congress.

Having said that I don't think he's dumb enough to believe what he's saying about bi-partisanship though.
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