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True_Blue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-08 05:03 PM
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Republicans accuse Obama of 'ageism'
Source: AFP

WASHINGTON (AFP) Republicans Sunday accused Barack Obama's camp of stooping to "ageism" against John McCain, hitting back after Democrats complained their White House challenger had been smeared by "disgusting lies."

The Democratic hopeful meanwhile said he had smashed his own record and raised 66 million dollars in August, grabbing a leg-up in the frenetic seven weeks of no holds barred, coast-to-coast campaigning until the election.

Republicans replied after Obama launched a fierce counter-attack last week as his poll numbers ebbed, while McCain rode a wave of enthusiasm following his choice of Sarah Palin as his vice presidential running mate.

"The Democratic Party is in full-throated panic over Sarah Palin," said McCain ally and former top business executive Carly Fiorina on ABC News' "This Week," lambasting US columnists who accused McCain and Palin of telling lies.

Read more: http://afp.google.com/article/ALeqM5gXyKpkbgRA_S2TH947v...
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Teaser Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-08 05:05 PM
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1. that's it, pubbies. Bite the hook
Make sure everyone thinks of your candidate as old. Really, really old.
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marias23 Donating Member (256 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-08 07:27 PM
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41. The odds of dying from melanoma for someone over 70 is
ONE IN FOUR
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Bleacher Creature Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-08 05:05 PM
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2. I thought it was "sexism"? They should really talk among themselves.
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FVZA_Colonel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-08 05:09 PM
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7. They play the cards so fast you can't guess which they'll use next.
I'll go with "Christian-bashing."


It is just so incredibly ironic that the party that has been openly hostile to the existence of the very concepts of "sexism," "ageism," and "racism" is now becoming the party of card pullers.
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Pete2069 Donating Member (301 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-08 08:04 PM
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49. Where did these right wing religious republicans
purchase their bible!!!!

I. First, then, THE COMMAND. It is the second great
commandment. The first is, "Thou shalt love the Lord, thy
God," and there, the proper standard is, thou shalt love
thy God more than thyself. The second commandment is,
"Thou shalt love thy neighbour," and the standard
there is a little lower, but still preeminently high,
"Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself." There is
the command. We can split it into three parts. Whom am I to
love? My neighbour. What am I to do? I am to love him. How am
I to do it? I am to love him as myself.

With the hate republicans have in their heart , toward
everyone they see or hear which believes not as they do , I
doubt very serious if they know right from wrong or the
teaching of Jesus Christ......



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JerseygirlCT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-08 07:32 PM
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43. They've got a million of 'em!
One for any ad - an all-purpose bag of whines, since actually addressing issues is a big loser for McCain/Palin.
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rzemanfl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-08 05:06 PM
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3. Anybody who isn't in a panic about the thought of Palin being a
heartbeat away is nuts.
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Dawgs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-08 05:06 PM
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4. My 71 year old Dad said he wouldn't vote for anyone older than he is, so let's push it.
:hi:
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OKNancy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-08 05:06 PM
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5. To Carly: I'm not in panic over Palin
but I am concerned that people are buying her load of bull-hockey.
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NorthwestNut Donating Member (45 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-08 05:09 PM
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6. This is Orwellian..
Since when has the right-wing been the party of tolerance?? :wtf:
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npk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-08 05:10 PM
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8. So we can't point out that McCain is what 72.
That is after all age discrimination. All the race baiting coming from the GOP and this is the one issue they try and make an issue from Baracks campaign. This is just getting silly.
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Honeycombe8 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-08 05:12 PM
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9. Of COURSE they do! They have before. They will again. When will the Rev Wright ads hit the air?
Then we can expect some Michelle Obama-is-a-terrorist-sympathizer ads. Etc. etc.

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Tallison Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-08 05:56 PM
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26. Glad Hillary exhausted the Wright hand when she did
As much as I like her, she unwittingly stole it from Repuke's current arsenal.
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Honeycombe8 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-08 08:49 PM
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51. Oh, I don't know about that. The independents weren't watching the primary.
So far, the McCain campaign seems to be stealing slogans from Obama, and campaign ads and tactics from Clinton. ("Ready on Day One" "The call at 3:00 a.m." "Clinton and McCain have experience, Obama had a speech")

But I don't recall Clinton hitting the Rev. Wright thing hard. I seem to recall that she sorta let it play out on its own. The media and Clinton supporters were hitting it hard enough, w/o her running ads on it. But maybe I've forgotten. It was a loooooooong primary.
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Tallison Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-08 08:54 PM
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53. Even if she didn't, the media hammered him on it,
hopefully sucking it of its novelty and therefore 'shock' value. If it were an effective card, I'm thinking they'd have played it again by now? :shrug:
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RainDog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-08 05:13 PM
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10. mctheusela and caribou barbie
is truer than anything that will come out of some repuke operative's mouth.

the truth is that the choice of Palin has made ALL AMERICANS look at his age and, for anyone with any sense, run away from this ticket. I said this on another thread, but I have to reiterate that I spoke to quite a few women yesterday - ones that I don't know - mothers, middle-class women -- and these women, almost to a one said Palin is "scary."

Scary as in she is such a religious extremist the thought of her being so near the presidency is horrifying.

You wouldn't think the republicans could pick anyone less qualified and more uninformed than Bush - but they did it. They're experts at bottom-feeding apparently.
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GoddessOfGuinness Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-08 08:39 PM
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50. ...
:spray:
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mrJJ Donating Member (657 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-08 05:14 PM
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11. Grampa Munsters upset?
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Dr.Phool Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-08 05:17 PM
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12. "You Democrats get off my lawn"!!!!
So sayeth Magoo.
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mcollier Donating Member (887 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-08 06:54 PM
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34. Who will McCain cry too
as president....

What kind of serious leader needs their mother to come out and plead for people to join their cause...

What an immature, weak looking, impotent person is McCain...


The Grumpy Old Man, now has his soul mate shielding him from attempts by the American People to demand he provide any incling of a plan for moving our country in a better direction....


Sad, typical old politican.

Im so ready for the new type of politics which Obama has been displaying, eager to focus on the urgent issues facing Our Nation...
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boomerbust Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-08 05:20 PM
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13. Get over it pukes
He is not only old but he is senile
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RockyMtnGuy Donating Member (3 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-08 05:24 PM
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14. My dad is 76, a life-life Repub... and he ain't for McShame

I love my dad. He's a great guy and in excellent health, but he's 76 and thinks McCain is too old! He told me yesterday that he will vote for his first Democrat ever this November. He says the Republican party of real economic conservatives is dead.
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treestar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-08 05:30 PM
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17. Good for him! Welcome to DU.
:hi:
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Tutonic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-08 05:26 PM
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15. Its a good day when McCain's surrogates have to discuss the
age issue. Obama is fighting back.
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MessiahRp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-08 05:27 PM
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16. So wait, Obama's age matters when it comes to "youth" and "inexperience"
but when it comes to the Angry Grandpa we're not allowed to fire back?

Fuck that.

Rp
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dbonds Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-08 05:30 PM
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18. The correct term isn't ageism, it's geezerism.
Some people age but stay vital, and some turn into old geezers.
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kitty1 Donating Member (772 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-08 05:35 PM
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19. Putin takes visitors hunting, McCane will take them lawn bowling n/t
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w4rma Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-08 05:35 PM
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20. It's called: I don't want Sarah Palin to be President when McCain dies in office - ism. (nt)
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Straight Shooter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-08 05:40 PM
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21. Hey, Carly, you're a corrupt disgraced hack and McCain is an old corrupt disgraced hack.
He's too OLD and he's BEEN TOO SICK and he's TOO HOT-HEADED to be president. What about that is so hard to understand?
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Solly Mack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-08 05:43 PM
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22. LMAO
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redirish28 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-08 05:44 PM
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23. You've got to be kidding me! That's a sign that McCain's camp is basically
throwing the kitchen sink at Obama because he doesn't have anything else.
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renegade000 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-08 08:53 PM
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52. i think they'll well past the kitchen sink at this point
they've ripped out their garbage disposal unit and started digging up their septic tank heh.
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santamargarita Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-08 05:53 PM
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24. Fuck you goddamn Republicans - all of you!
I hate this bunch!
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Piewhacket Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-08 05:53 PM
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25. McCain made his age and health the issue....

when he selected a truly unqualified and insane right wing whackjob as a VP.

I dare to say what everyone is thinking,
that the right wing fundies who call themselves "Christians"
(but are nothing of any such kind) and who will make themselves close to McCain
are licking their chops at the prospect of McCain,
by natural cause or conveniently otherwise,
dying in office.




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RoccoR5955 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-08 06:01 PM
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27. It's not ageism, it's the early stages of Alzheimer's disease!
They are back against the wall, and grasping at straws, because they have no issues to run on. This is the only reason that they pull this carp out of their keisters.
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VP505 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-08 06:01 PM
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28. " Republicans accuse Obama of 'ageism' "
So what else is new? I'll just add that to the list knowing that by election day there won't be ANYTHING that they have NOT accused Obama of. Its called filler in some industries, when McSame/Palin have NOTHING to offer the country they have to find something to substitute with, in this case it phony accusation and meaningless slogans.
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quiet.american Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-08 06:03 PM
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29. So, this would be, I'm guessing, #232, in their playbook?nt
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CitizenPatriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-08 06:05 PM
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30. it's not ageism
Edited on Sun Sep-14-08 06:06 PM by CitizenPatriot
How dare they!

It's terrorism.

don't they recognize the tactic?

LEVEL RED ALERT: Old man with melanoma running for President; has hidden health issues won't disclose. Chose Religious extremist who is both unqualified and frightening as his running mate. She didn't know what Bush doctrine was, but thinks she is ready to lead, day one. Still can't take press interview. Hand is lingering over red button as she sings rapture songs to "her" god and prays for His War to be Won....It's 3 AM and Putin calls. He's pissed.

BAAAAAMMMMMMMMMMMM

END DAYS

Fade Out

:sarcasm:
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kiranon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-08 06:20 PM
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31. He thinks old. He could be 45 but he would still be old in his thoughts.
I am 66 and he's too old thinking for me. We need someone in the White House who understands the times and is willing to look to the future in his ideas.
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jmowreader Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-08 06:31 PM
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32. They picked these people on purpose...
Running Methuselah with Little Miss Direct Line to Jesus was a masterstroke:

if we attack McCain, we're either being ageist or we hate the military
if we attack Palin, we're either being sexist or we hate Christianity


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meow2u3 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-08 06:34 PM
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33. They can dish out the lies, but can't take the truth
This coming from the same bunch spewing racist hatred against Obama; disgusting lies about him; and indulging in the Rovian win-at-all-costs smear tactics.

Those people ought to quit whining when the Obama camp hits them with the harsh truth and throws McManiac's own words back in his face. McLame/Failin' can dish out the slander, but can't handle the truth. They think they're entitiled to preferential, kid-glove treatment from Democrats.
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NMLobo Donating Member (82 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-08 07:00 PM
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35. Too politically correct
The Repukes have been bitching for years on end that the country is "too politically correct" bla blah blah.

Now all they do is whine, piss and moan about "ageism" "sexism", "playing the race card" Waah waah waah...... :nopity:

These guys are pathetic!
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bamacrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-08 07:06 PM
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36. Ageism? You have to be 35 to run for president, thats ageism...
Acknowledging the fact that a person is of a generation that has passed and may not quite be in touch with all of todays challenges. Hey old men have been running the country for far too long, Ive heard that McCain may have alzheimers. Fucking scary
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jacobfloyd Donating Member (94 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-08 07:14 PM
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37. So?? And???
Who gives a fuck? How about that?
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wickerwoman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-08 07:20 PM
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38. Sorry but McCain is older than Reagan when he took office
and Reagan quite obviously had Alzheimers for at least the last four or five years he was in office.

Companies not hiring forty or fifty year olds so they don't have to pay them pensions is ageism. Not hiring a 72 year old to handle the nuclear weapons for the next four or five years isn't. It's due diligence.
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marias23 Donating Member (256 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-08 07:22 PM
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39. Age is relevant if you have been a POW for six years
(seriously) as it must take a terrible toll on the mind and body. McCain's stiff arms may be a metaphor for a stiff mind.
In addition, the chances of dying from melanoma for someone over 70 is one in four.
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marias23 Donating Member (256 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-08 07:25 PM
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40. The odds of dying from melanoma for someone over 70 is
ONE in FOUR.
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Politicalboi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-08 07:29 PM
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42. Yes don't
Remind people that MaGoo is OLD. Since Palin has been around they call him "Spunky" now.
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and-justice-for-all Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-08 07:32 PM
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44. Oh, so then there should be no issue with getting Mcbush's
medical records then.

I'm not in a panic over Moosilini, are you? I am more concerned about how dumb she is and her troubling past.
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BaracudaCrusher Donating Member (31 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-08 07:37 PM
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45. After seeing this and reading the following article...
the GOP shouldn't be pointing fingers.

<>

http://www.citizen-times.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=...
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Rosa Luxemburg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-08 07:38 PM
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46. Cara Fiorina was thrown out of Hewlett Packard because she was no good
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TankLV Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-08 07:39 PM
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47. mcINSANE IS "too old" - DEAL WITH REPUKES!!!
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Imagevision Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-08 07:59 PM
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48. Is there no age limit when common sensible judgement comes into play?
Without Lieberman around providing corrections
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