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Me. Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-10-12 11:52 AM
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Pranks? Pranks???
Romney has apologized today saying he didnt know the boy was gay. First if all, I doubt that as references are made about his soft voice and non-conformist ways. But would being a hetero make it okay for Romney to bully the boy the way he did?

Romney Bullying, Pranks Exposed

Mitt Romneys prep school classmates recall pranks, but also troubling incidents

BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich. Mitt Romney returned from a three-week spring break in 1965 to resume his studies as a high school senior at the prestigious Cranbrook School. Back on the handsome campus, studded with Tudor brick buildings and manicured fields, he spotted something he thought did not belong at a school where the boys wore ties and carried briefcases. John Lauber, a soft-spoken new student one year behind Romney, was perpetually teased for his nonconformity and presumed homosexuality. Now he was walking around the all-boys school with bleached-blond hair that draped over one eye, and Romney wasnt having it.

He cant look like that. Thats wrong. Just look at him! an incensed Romney told Matthew Friedemann, his close friend in the Stevens Hall dorm, according to Friedemanns recollection. Mitt, the teenaged son of Michigan Gov. George Romney, kept complaining about Laubers look, Friedemann recalled.cont

http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/mitt-romneys-pre...
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Contrary1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-10-12 12:07 PM
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1. So the victim was expelled later for smoking a cigarette...
and Romney's assault on him went unpunished. Sounds about right.

I call bullshit on Romney's "memory lapse".
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Me. Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-10-12 12:35 PM
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3. I Suspect Romney Has Been Getting Away With Things All His Life
Which is why he thinks he can lie his way into the presidency
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-12-12 12:22 AM
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13. Well, he lied his way into Gov. of Mass. and the Rethug nomination.
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KingFlorez Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-10-12 12:19 PM
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2. Crazy
I have a feeling there is more craziness in Romney's past that might come out over the course of this campaign.
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DainBramaged Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-10-12 01:28 PM
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4. Romney is lower than dog shit
If this Country elects this fuck, I'm going to England.
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-11-12 01:34 AM
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7. I'll meet you at Logan Airport.
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tnlefty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-10-12 04:17 PM
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5. I heard about this earlier and I intend to refer to him as a bully
as often as I can. Sickening little shit wasn't he? All grown into a sniveling, sickening shit now.

Ed is supposed to cover this on his show tonight and I need to ensure that I watch.
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Me. Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-10-12 05:22 PM
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6. Did You Hear How He Let A Legally Blind Teacher Walk Into A Closed Door
& hurt himself while Romney stayed silent?
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-11-12 02:05 AM
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9. Ed Shultz says Romney WALKED the teacher into the door. Not merely unhelpful, but a perp.
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-11-12 01:36 AM
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8. Nothing to do with homosexuality. That's why Romney said "Attagirl" whenever a certain guy spoke in
Edited on Fri May-11-12 02:20 AM by No Elephants
class.

Please.

He says no one knew about or considered homosexuality in the '60s.

Which planet is he talking about?

On Earth, we've known about homosexuality since before the Old Testament was written.


And, if you never considered homosexuality, why make a big deal of long hair on a male classmate or harass another male classmate with "Attagirl" whenever he spoke in class?

Amazing what the jerk got away with, too.

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Contrary1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-11-12 06:27 PM
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10. That means one of two things...
Romney is either lying about his memory lapse, or the incident doesn't stand out to him as being unusual enough to remember.

Gosh, does Crayola make an Asshole colored crayon?
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ellisonz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-11-12 09:26 PM
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11. Romney is a massive asshole. n/t
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dflprincess Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-11-12 09:54 PM
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12. Everyone does rotten things in junior & senior high (though not this rotten)
and most people grow up and regret those things.

The fact that Willard still refers to his actions as "pranks and hijinks" shows he hasn't grown up enough to regret his behavior and apparently hasn't changed a bit since he was at prep school.

And that is why how he behaved then is an issue today.
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-12-12 12:23 AM
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14. Hijinks? Is it 1935 again already?
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