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Sat Aug 2, 2014, 09:53 PM

 

Grimes on McTurtle was BRUTAL!!!!

Grimes had his turtle face mad as hell and all he could do is sit there and take it#t=88

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Reply Grimes on McTurtle was BRUTAL!!!! (Original post)
bigdarryl Aug 2014 OP
onehandle Aug 2014 #1
oldandhappy Aug 2014 #2
3catwoman3 Aug 2014 #3
Always Randy Aug 2014 #31
Midnight Writer Aug 2014 #4
enid602 Aug 2014 #5
Midnight Writer Aug 2014 #7
polynomial Aug 2014 #6
Samantha Aug 2014 #33
TreasonousBastard Aug 2014 #8
Gothmog Aug 2014 #9
UCmeNdc Aug 2014 #10
bigdarryl Aug 2014 #17
sendero Aug 2014 #11
craigmatic Aug 2014 #12
Generic Brad Aug 2014 #13
Evergreen Emerald Aug 2014 #15
kickitup Aug 2014 #27
busterbrown Aug 2014 #18
Liberal_Stalwart71 Aug 2014 #24
kickitup Aug 2014 #26
redstatebluegirl Aug 2014 #29
hedgehog Aug 2014 #14
bigdarryl Aug 2014 #16
busterbrown Aug 2014 #19
bigdarryl Aug 2014 #20
myrna minx Aug 2014 #25
tweeternik Aug 2014 #21
peoli Aug 2014 #22
bigdarryl Aug 2014 #23
calguy Aug 2014 #30
RussBLib Aug 2014 #28
aint_no_life_nowhere Aug 2014 #32

Response to bigdarryl (Original post)

Sat Aug 2, 2014, 10:08 PM

1. How did all of those GOP bullies get front, center, and behind her?

Wait, I know. They brought their guns.

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Response to bigdarryl (Original post)

Sat Aug 2, 2014, 10:52 PM

2. wow first time I have seen/heard her

Powerful woman. Go Go !!

And he said nothing about himself -- amazing. Attack attack. He attacks the president in a non-presidential year. zowie.

She attacks also, but she says where her support will be.

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Response to bigdarryl (Original post)

Sat Aug 2, 2014, 11:10 PM

3. Damn - that's takes some...

...guts to attack him like that to his face in such a public forum! I'm impressed.

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Response to 3catwoman3 (Reply #3)

Mon Aug 4, 2014, 04:50 PM

31. that is tradition at Fancy Farm

for years the candidates have lambasted each other sometimes in jest----but I think this I the first time a woman has stood up to McConnnell ---and she did a superb job----

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Response to bigdarryl (Original post)

Sat Aug 2, 2014, 11:23 PM

4. Thanks for this great post

I watched on TV today for this but never saw it. McConnell's only point is he is against Obama. Not a single hint of what he will do for Kentucky. Even some of the red-shirted supporters in his crowd looked confused and disheartened during Grimes speech. If she can bring this enthusiasm state-wide she will win.

P.S. I hate to say this, because I know plenty of good thoughtful people who fit his description, but the guy in the red Mitch shirt in the background of the speakers is not a good visual symbol for the McConnell campaign.

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Response to bigdarryl (Original post)

Sat Aug 2, 2014, 11:49 PM

5. Mitch

When did Mitch start going out with Imelda Marcos?

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Response to enid602 (Reply #5)

Sun Aug 3, 2014, 01:02 AM

7. Elaine Chao is Mitch's wife

She was Secretary of Labor under GW Bush (41) and was totally anti-labor and pro-big business.

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Response to bigdarryl (Original post)

Sun Aug 3, 2014, 12:17 AM

6. Mitch loaded the crowd with Dowsers

Mitch loaded the crowd with Dowsers, the old style politics of the male water witching. Yes that red shirt really is what those who study science calls the familiar semiotic symbolism.

Semiology is the study of meaning-making, the theory of signs and symbols the philosophy. My own studies in imaging technology are part of the mathematics that connects vision and thought patterns. Matrix theories, Fourier theory, similar mathematics used in pole theories too.

They are all used with gerrymandering now done in a fancy farm picnic political show. We need more pictures of fancy farms. Always thought these people walk around like Daniel Boone wearing a coon skin cap. LOL. Alison just has to watch a few Boone movies or was it Davey Crockett. LOL


What stands out to me is Mitch’s wife, she is a beautiful Asian, likely his and her purse is loaded with that is needed to ride through life. Mitch is the puppet master of the red crowd the old style politics. Bait and switch, he knows how dam dumb his electorate is because they keep him going.

Mitch reminds me of the that old rusted out railroad car that has been sitting in a siding for thirty years as an eye sore, now there so long in Congress as the key player in obstructionism talking about world events when Kentucky needs new good paying technology jobs without being afraid of unions, Tennessee is not. What is needed is simple plain clean water organic farming stop dumping toxic stuff.

There are a lot of good paying improvements in the infrastructure that can be contracted to locals that has been under his control for decades.

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Response to polynomial (Reply #6)

Tue Aug 5, 2014, 12:52 AM

33. Elaine Chao is an anathema to me

When Bush* was establishing his cabinet, no one wanted Secretary of Labor. Whispers in Washington were that no one wanted the job because everyone knew what would be expected. Mitch tapped his wife for the spot.

A "distinguished fellow" at the Heritage Foundation, all of the changes in our labor laws, encouraging businesses to save money by not paying benefits to its employees, using cutting full-time jobs to part-time jobs as the tool with which to do this, encouraging at-will employment (legal discharge for no reason) were maneuvers she encouraged the business world to make. Today, our economy and our middle and poor class workers still suffer from the fingerprints Elaine Chau left on our labor market.

Sam

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Response to bigdarryl (Original post)

Sun Aug 3, 2014, 01:44 AM

8. She's a great speaker with...

great writers and never missed a beat with all the rowdiness at that wrestling match. That kind of speechifying is almost a forgotten art in todays politics of the 5 second sound bite on a TV remote.

Imagine her getting on that high horse in the Senate...

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Response to bigdarryl (Original post)

Sun Aug 3, 2014, 06:38 AM

9. It was a good speech

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Response to bigdarryl (Original post)

Sun Aug 3, 2014, 07:17 AM

10. Mitch looked old and ready to retire.

He looked like he needed to go home and retire.

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Response to UCmeNdc (Reply #10)

Sun Aug 3, 2014, 11:59 AM

17. And yet he's leading by four points according to a NY Times poll

 

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Response to bigdarryl (Original post)

Sun Aug 3, 2014, 08:07 AM

11. This..

... is how Democrats should be campaigning. Throw the same style of rhetoric they are so fond of back in their faces.

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Response to bigdarryl (Original post)

Sun Aug 3, 2014, 08:20 AM

12. Grimes was a boss here. That wasn't a speech, it was a roast.

 

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Response to bigdarryl (Original post)

Sun Aug 3, 2014, 09:47 AM

13. That felt inappropriate to me

Since I am far removed from Kentucky, I have no idea how this was perceived there. As a Democrat, that was highly entertaining and qualifies as red meat. To a Republican, it was as maddening as we would expect it to be. But to an Independent this has the potential to be off putting. Was this the appropriate venue to deliver this speech? I could see this done at a state convention or a fundraiser, but not at an event where McConnell was in attendance.

She did not come across as senatorial in my view. To the unaware it looks as though she publicly beat up an old man who could not defend himself. But then again, McConnell comes off even less senatorial on a daily basis. Since he long ago threw down the gauntlet of demonizing Democrats, what goes around comes around, I guess.

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Response to Generic Brad (Reply #13)

Sun Aug 3, 2014, 11:01 AM

15. I believe the speech was typical for this venue historically.

Last edited Sun Aug 3, 2014, 11:43 AM - Edit history (1)

I thought it rude that the crowd for McConnell booed the whole time, until I realized that this is the norm for this barn burner.

Quite entertaining, actually.



Edited to fix the typo.

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Response to Evergreen Emerald (Reply #15)

Mon Aug 4, 2014, 09:09 AM

27. Yes, that is the norm.

If you scroll down the page, you can access more videos from Fancy Farm, including one of Rand Paul reading a poem. http://www.kentucky.com/. It's down on the right.

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Response to Generic Brad (Reply #13)

Sun Aug 3, 2014, 12:32 PM

18. I totally disagree.. Grimes proved that she is a bright articulate strong woman today..

Your “independent concerns”? Well she is targeting women and young voters.. Most male Independents in Kentucky have already made up their minds....

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Response to Generic Brad (Reply #13)

Mon Aug 4, 2014, 07:53 AM

24. Democrats can't win, can they? We moan all the time about how weak-kneed they are.

 

When one does stand up, we attack them for not "looking" the part. Sigh...

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Response to Generic Brad (Reply #13)

Mon Aug 4, 2014, 09:07 AM

26. That type of speech is totally expected at that specific venue.

I live in Kentucky and people look forward to this and tune in just to see the red meat. I have a friend who made an overnight trip just to go.

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Response to Generic Brad (Reply #13)

Mon Aug 4, 2014, 09:28 AM

29. If she were male would it be less "off putting"?

I am not accusing you of being anti female, it is society that sees a woman who is strong and fights back as a "b" but a man who does it is perceived as a strong leader.

Just asking if the feeling would change with gender.

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Response to bigdarryl (Original post)

Sun Aug 3, 2014, 09:55 AM

14. She and Warren have both figured out how to speak firmly and with passion

without sounding strident or whiny. I love listening to her even though I'm from New York.

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Response to hedgehog (Reply #14)

Sun Aug 3, 2014, 11:57 AM

16. Warren is TOXIC in KY

 

I don't think her being in Ky to stomp for Grimes helped Grimes any

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Response to bigdarryl (Reply #16)

Sun Aug 3, 2014, 12:34 PM

19. Times are a changing... I think your wrong..

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Response to busterbrown (Reply #19)

Sun Aug 3, 2014, 12:55 PM

20. You live in that state?

 

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Response to bigdarryl (Reply #16)

Mon Aug 4, 2014, 08:59 AM

25. Actually, I think Warren and her populism is popular in

Kentucky...

http://www.msnbc.com/msnbc/elizabeth-warren-campaigns-alison-lundergan-grimes-kentucky

This country is desperate for fiery populism, and if the Dems don't fill the need, the RW republicans will and gawd help us if they do.

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Response to bigdarryl (Original post)

Sun Aug 3, 2014, 07:35 PM

21. I like her! Kick ass! n/t

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Response to bigdarryl (Original post)

Sun Aug 3, 2014, 11:18 PM

22. Finally, a fiery liberal woman in the senate!

Can't wait!

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Response to peoli (Reply #22)

Mon Aug 4, 2014, 12:33 AM

23. She's not a liberal Democrat if she ever got to

 

The Senate she would be a blue dog

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Response to bigdarryl (Reply #23)

Mon Aug 4, 2014, 03:59 PM

30. A Young Blue Dog Democrat

beats an old obstructionist republican any old day.

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Response to bigdarryl (Original post)

Mon Aug 4, 2014, 09:25 AM

28. I would love to see other states pick up this "Fancy Farm" idea

I'd never even heard of this event until a guy on MSNBC mentioned it.

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Response to bigdarryl (Original post)

Mon Aug 4, 2014, 05:12 PM

32. Whoa - this lady is a dynamic speaker - firing both barrels to Mitch's turtle beak, wow

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