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seriousstan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-21-08 07:16 PM
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Bill Clinton Caught Nodding Off During Service to Honor MLK
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Glimmer of Hope Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-21-08 07:21 PM
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1. Oh no. I wonder if he is sick.
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0007 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-21-08 07:23 PM
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2. BC should be ashamed of himself. What a wanker!
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Judi Lynn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-21-08 07:27 PM
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3. Maybe he was dreaming of another way to murder & plunder, but wait, that's a right-wing obsession.
No doubt his schedule has taken a lot out of him, all things considered, including the fact he had a horrendous health crisis not all that long ago.

Nice try, sorta.
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stray cat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-21-08 07:28 PM
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4. tactless yes but he also might just be completely exhausted
I've nodded off a few times from shear exhaustion with nothing to do with boredom.
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goclark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-21-08 09:05 PM
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28. Were there many others sleeping or just Bill?
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roguevalley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-22-08 12:05 AM
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37. I read that when he was in the White House, he only slept about
4-5 hours a day. No wonder his heart got sick. SLEEP, BILL!
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JBoy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-22-08 09:34 PM
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52. I heard there was a young woman also asleep
So, you know, Bill was sleeping with another woman in church. :evilgrin:
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quip Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-21-08 07:29 PM
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5. I HAVE A DREAM!
:rofl:
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Starbucks Anarchist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-21-08 07:31 PM
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6. Trying... not... to... laugh.
:rofl: :hide:
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NoodleyAppendage Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-21-08 07:31 PM
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8. Nice one! LOL. n/t
J
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Tom Strong Donating Member (334 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-21-08 07:34 PM
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9. HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!
Game, set, match.
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Starbucks Anarchist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-21-08 07:55 PM
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16. Welcome to DU, Tom Strong!
:hi:
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goclark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-21-08 08:26 PM
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23. I am laughing ~ that's funny nt
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Dr. Strange Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-21-08 11:29 PM
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33. Heh!
My medallion glowed when I read that!

:toast:
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Jennifer C Donating Member (760 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-22-08 12:02 AM
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35. LOL
Very funny.
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Chovexani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-24-08 02:33 AM
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59. You win the thread
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Tom Strong Donating Member (334 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-21-08 07:31 PM
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7. I used to fall asleep in church all the time...
...back when I was a kid. So I'm not gonna go casting any stones at The Big Dog here. That said, it's probably not the best idea to fall asleep during a church service honoring the great Dr King. He should've put a tack in his shoe or something.
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NoodleyAppendage Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-21-08 07:35 PM
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10. Obama should run this heavily in SC. Political GOLD.
This little video, whether it reflects it or not, reinforces the impression that the Clintons are only interested in blacks for their votes and not the message behind their movement.

J
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Tom Strong Donating Member (334 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-21-08 07:44 PM
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12. What an unbelievably malicious post
Truly, you ARE a disciple of the great and terrible Cthulhu.
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NoodleyAppendage Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-21-08 09:15 PM
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30. I put the caveat in there. I was only talking about political realities.
Politics is warfare by other means, you know. :)

J
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Sam Ervin jret Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-21-08 07:37 PM
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11. Who was talking? During what part of the service? "Cause if it was the
old testament stuff, I'm done with that too Bill.

I'm catholic and sometimes that little bell they ring to signify the presence of the holy spirit would wake me up from the best of dreams!!

Commmon people lightin' UP!!!
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IndianaGreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-21-08 08:48 PM
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26. MLK III was the speaker
Edited on Mon Jan-21-08 08:48 PM by IndianaGreen
Bill was probably tired from a long night of who-knows-what.
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benld74 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-21-08 07:45 PM
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13. Be honest everyone, talks like that bore the hell out'a everybody
except the speaker
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goclark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-22-08 03:19 PM
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45. It would be rare in our African American community for
anyone to fall asleep in church when MLK's son was speaking, especially on that DAY.


If they had jet lag they would go outside and refresh before allowing the others present to believe that they were "bored" by the speaker.

I understand jet lag however and he has been on an amazing schedule.
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complain jane Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-22-08 06:33 PM
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49. I think it's disrespectful
to doze off during something like this, however, I admit I've been guilty of not being able to keep my eyes open during things like this.

ANYONE could be up there talking and sometimes I just can't help it. And with the schedule they've been on...
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Chovexani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-24-08 02:33 AM
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58. Thank you
I'm not trying to excuse what he did but the man is human.

I hope some of these people would run for something so their every bowel movement will be criticized like this.
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Chovexani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-24-08 02:31 AM
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57. Oh come on, let's be real
Edited on Thu Jan-24-08 02:32 AM by Chovexani
If you've never fallen asleep in church during an important sermon on an important day, good on you, but some of us are not immortal saints. Shit, I specifically went to my mom's church (the only time I ever stepped into that wretched hive of scum and villainy) to see Hillary speak when she was running for senate and my black ass fell asleep.

People are so full of shit in the name of propping up candidates.
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lurky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-21-08 07:45 PM
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14. I know I'm not the first to ask:
Is Bill trying to blow it for Hillary? He certainly is stealing the spotlight.
:hide:
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quip Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-21-08 07:51 PM
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15. It isn't him.
I saw a bumper sticker that said, "Monica Lewinsky's old boyfriend's wife for president".

Smear job all the way.
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lurky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-21-08 07:59 PM
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17. Poor choice of words on my part.
:blush:

And might I add: Smear job?!? :spray:
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quip Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-21-08 08:16 PM
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20. Apparently my writers can't help themselves today!
:rofl:
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Dr. Strange Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-22-08 10:07 AM
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41. Your writers?
Or are you using Orrex' writers? I don't think they understand the three Rs very well: Rick, wRite, Roll.
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quip Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-22-08 10:33 AM
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43. Well, yeah they're mine, now that they are working for me
And the horror stories they are telling me about Orrex! Oy! DId you know that he doesn't floss between postings????? x(
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Alexander Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-21-08 08:06 PM
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18. He nodded off while MLK III was SPEAKING!
What a great way to repair relations with African-Americans - not by disrespecting MLK Jr. and his work, but by disrespecting his son during Martin Luther King Day!

:rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
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habitual Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-21-08 08:12 PM
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19. Three cheers for old folks falling asleep when they aren't interested!!!!
Yah, Yah, Yah.
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bitchkitty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-21-08 08:18 PM
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21. So maybe he was tired,
and sorry, that man is not a very good preacher...but it's surprising all the same - this is the kind of thing you'd expect from Bush (well, you'd never expect to see him there in the first place), not Bill Clinton. Supremely bad PR...
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DemCam Donating Member (911 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-21-08 08:24 PM
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22. I'm nodding off during this pos...zzzzz
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Historic NY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-21-08 08:36 PM
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24. I know how he feels, I was that way for sometime.........
my sugar levels were way out of whack. I couldn't nod out at the drop of a pin, especially when someone was droning on and on.
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Tashca Donating Member (935 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-21-08 08:40 PM
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25. Hilarious
I had to wipe tears from my eyes watching that.....I'm still laughing.
I can't tell you one word that speaker said....

Unfortunately this probably will be blown up into something bigger than it is.....like everything else.


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AllyCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-21-08 09:01 PM
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27. Well, at least he didn't show up wearing a parka, boots, and a stupid hat
like Dick Cheney did at the Dachau Memorial a few years back. You know I can't find a single photo of that on Google. Coincidence? Anyone have it?
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MediaBabe Donating Member (610 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-23-08 04:16 PM
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54. Here you are - links
And a few scathing quotes from an article about Cheney's disrespect.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A43247-2005Jan27.html?nav=E8

"...gathering of world leaders in southern Poland to mark the 60th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, the United States was represented by Vice President Cheney. The ceremony at the Nazi death camp was outdoors, so those in attendance, such as French President Jacques Chirac and Russian President Vladimir Putin, were wearing dark, formal overcoats and dress shoes or boots. Because it was cold and snowing, they were also wearing gentlemen's hats. In short, they were dressed for the inclement weather as well as the sobriety and dignity of the event."

The vice president, however, was dressed in the kind of attire one typically wears to operate a snow blower.

...olive drab parka with a fur-trimmed hood. It is embroidered with his name.
...a knit ski cap, embroidered with the words "Staff 2001."
...hiking boots -- thick, brown, lace-up ones.

" in a frigid, snow-dusted Washington, Cheney sat outside through the entire inauguration without so much as a hat and without suffering frostbite. And clearly, Cheney owns a proper overcoat. The world saw it during his swearing-in as vice president. Cheney treated that ceremony with the dignity it deserved -- not simply through his demeanor, but also through his attire. Would he have dared to take the oath of office with a ski cap on?"
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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-21-08 09:10 PM
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29. services do that to me occassionally also. big deal.
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knitter4democracy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-21-08 11:16 PM
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31. Look at the color of his hands--is he ill?
His face is rosy, but his hands are grey--even the one next to his face. Is he having heart problems again? He should take a break from campaigning and rest up.
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ckramer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-21-08 11:26 PM
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32. Maybe nobody really cares about MLK, all they want is the black votes

So sleep it away if you get a chance.
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Kingofalldems Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-21-08 11:37 PM
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34. Breitbart? Isn't he Drudge's pal?
Edited on Mon Jan-21-08 11:41 PM by kingofalldems
Clinton 'caught', as if he did something wrong. What's next for you, headlines from newsmax?
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kurth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-22-08 12:04 AM
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36. Church is BORING
Give the guy a break.
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krabigirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-22-08 10:21 AM
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42. Yep. Fell asleep all the time when my parents forced me to go..
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customerserviceguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-23-08 10:23 PM
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56. Yes, church is boring
but if you're going to go to one for a photo-op, at least make sure you stay photogenic.
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otherlander Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-22-08 12:07 AM
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38. This is not news either.
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psychopomp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-22-08 12:42 AM
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39. He should look up Venezuela's Chavez
I think he knows a good pick-me-up...
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alcibiades_mystery Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-22-08 12:44 AM
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40. Another "Sistah Soljah" moment
:eyes:
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missTheBigDog Donating Member (142 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-22-08 10:36 AM
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44. Some of you are quick to judge
I'm sure this has happened to the best of us. Poor guy is probably exhausted from campaigning and its
taking a toll. Let's cut him some slack.
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RandomKoolzip Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-22-08 04:27 PM
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46. Someone tell me again why BC is considered the "first black president?"
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Chovexani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-24-08 02:36 AM
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60. 'Cause he falls asleep in church just like we do
When I was a kid, the deaconess that always sat in front of me was named Sister Terry. Sister Terry was 60 years old and used to snore like a thunderstorm until Pastor Norman started hollering, then she'd catch the Holy Ghost and start having seizures and her fifteen pound hats would fall on me.
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daleo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-22-08 04:28 PM
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47. Let sleeping (big) dogs lie
I have to admit, it makes for an amusing visual.

He is trying his best to stay awake, though. Campaigns can be grueling.
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Scout Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-22-08 06:23 PM
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48. so what? i can fall asleep literally anywhere if i'm tired... n/t
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David Zephyr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-22-08 08:57 PM
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50. What a tragic figure Bill has become. He's now just a political hack.
I might have felt sorry for him, but after his behavior the last two weeks, there's no pity for me.

He certainly wasn't "tired" when he was lying about Obama in Nevada.
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TroglodyteScholar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-22-08 09:07 PM
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51. 60+ gets a pass n/t
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truthisfreedom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-22-08 09:46 PM
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53. At least it wasn't during a crucial meeting, like Darth cheney (link)
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goodgd_yall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-23-08 05:03 PM
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55. This again?
Too bad they sat him in such a visible location.

Poor guy, I know just how it is trying to stay up during a sermon.
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BrightKnight Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-24-08 04:34 AM
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61. New York Post - n/t
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