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kentuck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 03:34 PM
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Short people in charge?
If Bush is about 5'11", how tall is Cheney and Rumsfeld?

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displacedtexan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 03:50 PM
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1. Don't forget Bush*'s 2 inch lifts.
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AnneD Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 03:55 PM
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2. FYI...
men tend to lie about their height, women about their weight. Go figure. :shrug:
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Cleita Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 03:57 PM
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3. Maybe the troll genes in their ancestry makes them shorter.
eom.
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NorthernSpy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 04:03 PM
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4. Dennis Kucinich is shorter than any of those guys...
... and I sure wish he could be in charge. That would be a big improvement over what we have now -- and over what we're likely to get in 2008.


I really don't understand the common bias against short men. They're just like other men, only shorter.
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Pushed To The Left Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 05:05 PM
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9. Exactly. It's just another form of prejudice, which is something we have far too much of
in this world.
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DavidDvorkin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 04:34 PM
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5. And this matters?
I can't see why.
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Pyrzqxgl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 02:33 PM
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6. I think I heard that the tallest candidate always gets elected but that can't be true
maybe it's the tallest candidate gets the most votes, for President at least
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Clark2008 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 05:03 PM
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8. Um... I guess not.
I KNOW Kerry is taller than Shrub and I'm pretty sure Gore is, too, so I guess that's not the case anymore (discounting Diebold, of course).
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DavidDvorkin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 05:48 PM
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11. Yes, but that's not what the original post was referring to
It had to do with the height of officials in the present government, not with an election.
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Manifestor_of_Light Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 04:50 PM
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7. When do I get MY POWER???
I'm five foot three and have been intimidated by tall men (who ENJOY intimidating people) since I was a kid.

I want my power, dammit!!!!

I saw a show on PBS the other night about dating and attractiveness, where a bunch of British scientists analysed speed dating, facial matching, and other things.

The main thing men looked for was large hip to waist ratio; IOW, a narrow waist and wide ass, which makes for easy childbearing.

The main thing women looked for in men was height.

Me, I like short ones, I don't want to look up to someone who can dominate me and loom over me.

So we're weird. I have narrow hips and a big waist and a small rear. I have to buy men's pants. And my sweetie is only five foot eight. We don't fit the median.

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mattfromnossa Donating Member (125 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 05:41 PM
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10. Please stop this.
The short jokes need to stop. Not everyone is amused by them.
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DavidDvorkin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 05:49 PM
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12. I agree
They're very offensive.

So is the use of "little" as a pejorative. One sees that here at DU when people are talking about Bush.
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HarukaTheTrophyWife Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 06:38 PM
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13. And this matters how?
Height has absolutely nothing to do with anything. They're corrupt, evil assholes. They provide plenty of legitimate reasons to complain about them, without acting like a COMPLETE CHILD and mocking their height.
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kentuck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 07:14 PM
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14. Get a grip...
They're little short assholes! Period.
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Kelly Rupert Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 07:28 PM
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15. So what?
Edited on Sat Dec-16-06 07:29 PM by Kelly Rupert
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Rosemary2205 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 07:53 PM
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16. VERY short people have saved my life.
My boss is around 5 foot tall and probably 140 pounds tops. He hired me wheelchair and all and runs one of the "bluest" businesses I know about. He built a multi-state multi-billion business with his own wits and hard work and the support of a loving family - all of which have grown up to be shorties.

The physical therapist that took me from complete invalid to just short of completely independent after my car wreck is an Indian woman not much over 4 foot tall and weights probably 75 pounds.

You take your slams on short people and shove it.
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kentuck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 08:08 PM
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17. Short People - by Randy Newman
:)

Short People


Short People got no reason
Short People got no reason
Short People got no reason
To live

They got little hands
Little eyes
They walk around
Tellin' great big lies
They got little noses
And tiny little teeth
They wear platform shoes
On their nasty little feet

Well, I don't want no Short People
Don't want no Short People
Don't want no Short People
`Round here

Short People are just the same
As you and I
(A Fool Such As I)
All men are brothers
Until the day they die
(It's A Wonderful World)

Short People got nobody
Short People got nobody
Short People got nobody
To love

They got little baby legs
That stand so low
You got to pick 'em up
Just to say hello
They got little cars
That go beep, beep, beep
They got little voices
Goin' peep, peep, peep
Well, I don't want no Short People
Don't want no Short People
Don't want no Short People
'Round here
They got grubby little fingers
And dirty little minds
They're gonna get you every time
Well, I don't want no Short People
Don't want no Short People
Don't want no Short People
'Round here
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