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readmoreoften Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-23-08 09:11 PM
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What does a black eye look like? Let's investigate:
This is a real black eye





This is an eye that has some black smudged around it




This is a black eye




This is what I my eyes look like in the morning when I fall asleep with mascara on




This is what someone looks like when an attacker slashes their face




This is what someone looks like when they carefully carve a letter in their skin with the tip of a pair of scissors so that a mark will show up but, you know, not leave a scar or anything.



Is pretending to be attacked by an African-American mugger to prevent the election of a Black candidate a hate crime? Or is it tampering with elections? Or both?


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Cronus Protagonist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-23-08 09:12 PM
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1. It looks a bitl ike this...


(if it were done properly, of course)
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Bicoastal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-23-08 09:14 PM
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3. delete
Edited on Thu Oct-23-08 09:14 PM by Bicoastal
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Richard D Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-23-08 09:14 PM
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4. For sure this picture . . .
. . . will be used by people saying it really happened.
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readmoreoften Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-23-08 09:14 PM
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5. Still gotta swell up her eye and make it shiny. She should've injected her lid with saline.
That'd've done the trick I think. Come on, if you're going to set up a hoax to swing an election, do it right! Christ's dominion depends on you!!!
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Cronus Protagonist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-23-08 09:16 PM
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8. You're right, I fixed it :)
haha :) I was hoping the McCain Palin campaign would pay me to do it better, but I guess not, so I'm just going to have to freelance it myself... haha!
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readmoreoften Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-23-08 09:18 PM
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11. Good. I wonder if the 'plastic' filter will give her the shiner sheen she needs.
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Cronus Protagonist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-23-08 09:33 PM
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14. To much distortion, but I painted some sheen myself now
It looks pretty good... I'm wondering... should the pupil be dilated on the left eye there?
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readmoreoften Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-23-08 10:18 PM
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15. nice...
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ColbertWatcher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-24-08 04:44 AM
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22. You know, to prevent others from taking your image ...
... you should "carve" your website on her chin.

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cliffordu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-24-08 01:23 AM
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17. She must have been made up by cheapskatesforjesus.com
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Jed Dilligan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-24-08 02:40 AM
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21. She also could have taped half a potato over her eye overnight.
Israeli army trick I read about. Makes a helluva swelling.
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philly_bob Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-24-08 05:10 AM
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25. Betcha anything your image will appear as the 'real image' ...
without the <cronus.com> label and the headline.

Hope your impressive technical skills (Photoshop, right?) includes some way of monitoring the use of your photograph.

Please let us know about people who use your pic as the real thing. There's a lot at stake.



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Richard D Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-23-08 09:13 PM
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2. Certainly
Filing a false police report is a crime.
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Bicoastal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-23-08 09:14 PM
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6. How many people did you have to give black eyes to so you could post this?
For shame. x(
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readmoreoften Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-23-08 09:17 PM
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10. I work fast. And I live in a university area.
The final count was about 15. These were the best.
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Bicoastal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-23-08 09:22 PM
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13. LOL!
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-23-08 09:15 PM
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7. Her eye isn't even read
I hope this hoax costs her big time.
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lonestarnot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-23-08 09:17 PM
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9. Whooopsie.
It's not red in the middle and stuff. Look'n more like she got into McMoose's make-up bag.
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Mojorabbit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-23-08 09:19 PM
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12. Major dilated pupils on that one. nt
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newtothegame Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-24-08 01:19 AM
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16. I for one am not going to make light of a woman claiming she was attacked,,,
This is not a reflection on Obama whether true or not. Just because this happens to involve politics doesn't mean we need to belittle a woman's claim; I know most of us at DU are better than that, and we wouldn't jump to such a quick conclusion in other circumstances. This matter is still being investigated; let's let the investigators do their work, shady story or not.
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Quantess Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-24-08 04:54 AM
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24. Thank you. Second guessing "victims" isn't classy.
Most likely, we will find out what really happened, tomorrow. Until then, we can withhold our judgment.
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TexasObserver Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-24-08 05:24 AM
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27. Supporting phony "victims" isn't classy. It's lame.
Edited on Fri Oct-24-08 05:27 AM by TexasObserver
Just because someone reports a crime, that doesn't make them a victim. Once there is a sufficient information to cause a reasonable person to doubt their story, it's time to do so.

I'm sure you were comforted by the prosecution of the innocent Duke Lacrosse players, and that really worked out, didn't it?
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fudge stripe cookays Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-24-08 05:33 AM
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29. Or Darlie Routier...
If the police instantly suspect something hinky, they are usually correct.
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TexasObserver Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-24-08 06:03 AM
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31. When police get one of these Morton Downey, Jr. reports, it's pretty obvious it's bogus.
A backward "B" and a backward swastika both imply the same thing:

This dumbass fabricated the story and did it to herself in a mirror.
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fudge stripe cookays Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-24-08 06:35 AM
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32. Yup.
I hadn't heard about it until yesterday evening, and then I was like, " :wtf:"??
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TexasObserver Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-24-08 05:23 AM
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26. You're aware she has videos supporting McCain up on youtube, are you not?
If you want to be one of the few who buys this story, that's your problem.

Thinking people know better.
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newtothegame Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-24-08 10:05 AM
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36. Well yes but I don't think that's news...
that she was a McCain supporter and she thought that's why she was victimized? That's kind of the essence of the story I thought. I'm not at all verifying her story. It's shady as hell. But it's a slippery slope to surround and attack female victims of violence just because this particular story has a political slant, a slope that DU'ers would be smart to avoid I think; we're classier than that. It's something I would TOTALLY expect over at Freeperville.

GoBama.
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Liberal_in_LA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-24-08 01:25 AM
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18. It would serve her right if the "B" made a permanent scar. Maybe she needs to carve an "O" on the
other cheek. Faker.
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rufus dog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-24-08 02:23 AM
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20. But would it be a backwards O?
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ColbertWatcher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-24-08 04:46 AM
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23. It would have to be an upside-down "O!" n/t
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juajen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-24-08 01:30 AM
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19. I heard they were skeptical even on Fox News.
I agree. I believe the lady(?) might be in trouble with the law.
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TexasObserver Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-24-08 05:31 AM
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28. She loves McCain. I see the Strait Jacket Express in her future.
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Minnesota_Lib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-24-08 05:51 AM
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30. A pin-prick in or just under your eye-lid can cause blood to collegiate....
...and blacken the area under your eye. Basically, it's a black eye without the swelling caused by trauma.

I made the mistake of popping a sty on my eyelid once. The result was a black-eye exactly like her's---black with zero swelling.
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The Backlash Cometh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-24-08 09:20 AM
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33. Did he knock her out completely to be able to connect the lines so diligently?
Now, I'm not blaming her if she didn't struggle because I would be terrified too if I was under attack, but why would an attacker care to be so meticulous about connecting the lines?
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Contrary1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-24-08 09:31 AM
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34. I have had two black eyes in my life.
One was after a rather intense visit to the dentist. The area under my eye was blue and green, and there was no swelling.

The second was administered by a toilet seat gone wild (don't ask). Plenty of bruising under the eye with some swelling. Also the white of the eye was pretty much solid red.

Did a goofy thing as a teen "in love" and attempted to carve initials on my arm. What is still visible 42 years later is slightly less discolored than Ashley's fresh "mutilation".
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guitar man Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-24-08 09:39 AM
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35. yeah, if you're gonna do it
you gotta do it right if you want anyone to believe it. I couldn't find the video clip, but the "I'm kicking my ass!" scene in "Liar Liar" comes to mind. :D
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