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sniffa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-20-08 12:24 PM
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Al Queda calls Obama to congratulate him on his Wisconsin victory
Another thread on this, because now, there's photographic proof. Thank you VolcanoJen and Liberalhistorian.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...







Sorry if there's another thread about the photos alreday.. well, I'm not sorry, here's another.

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bicentennial_baby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-20-08 12:26 PM
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1. Dayum, that's low...
:wow:

In other news, I read in the Metro this morning that MSNBC has reprimanded the staffer who put the Osama pic up during the Obama piece on Hardball the other night.

:hi:
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monktonman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-20-08 12:27 PM
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2. is that the Clinton News Network? n/t
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blm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-20-08 12:29 PM
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7. Kingdom Holdings - Dubai and House of Saud only trust Bushes and Clintons to implement their
agenda in America and the world.
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robbedvoter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-20-08 12:50 PM
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18. Sure. Their fault - always. In fact they faked a telegram from AQ - poor CNN
just read it. Sheesh, people - how low and how crazy can you go?
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Occam Bandage Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-20-08 12:27 PM
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3. Man. That's nasty.
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Debi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-20-08 12:27 PM
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4. CNN
:crazy:

What the hell???
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Guava Jelly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-20-08 12:28 PM
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5. I knew it!
He is a muzlum terrawrist!
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grantcart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-20-08 12:28 PM
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6. ouch its going to leave a mark nt
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Windy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-20-08 12:32 PM
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8. I personally saw this last night. I was watching CC with the TV sound muted
so I wouldn't disturb my husband who was sleeping..Well, when I saw that I screamed out loud at the tv and immediately contacted CNN... so much for not disturbing my husband! I hope media matters or someone else picks this up. After Dobbs the other night about the "plagerism" and Michelle and now this, it is clear where CNN loyalty lies.


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sniffa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-20-08 12:34 PM
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9. It's a joke now
and where's the love for this thread people? 1 rec? :cry:
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-20-08 05:12 PM
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34. The love got
here.
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AlCzervik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-20-08 12:35 PM
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10. has anyone called them on their bullshit yet or will that be left to Keith Olbermann?
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sniffa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-20-08 12:36 PM
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11. Hopefully, one of our usual members will send this to him
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AlCzervik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-20-08 12:40 PM
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12. cnn must be a poster here.
:7
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Renew Deal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-20-08 12:42 PM
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13. WTF is that all about?
:wtf:
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alfredo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-20-08 12:47 PM
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15. Dirty tricks by the Republicans. Remember that AQ message praising
Edited on Wed Feb-20-08 12:48 PM by alfredo
Kerry right before the 2004
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wildflowergardener Donating Member (863 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-20-08 12:45 PM
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14. title
I don't know if there is any way to edit the title, or if you want to, but the title of your message makes it sound like Al Qaeda actually did contact Barack Obama to congratulate him - unlike the previous poster's.

Meg
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robertpaulsen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-20-08 12:48 PM
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16. Did he star 69 them like a REAL AMERICAN?!
:rofl:
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DarienComp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-20-08 12:50 PM
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17. good catch sniffa.
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Ian_rd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-20-08 12:52 PM
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19. If this was done to a Republican, the rightwing would engineer the resignations of CNN execs
We'll see what comes of this one though. I predict sounds of crickets.
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SoCalDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-20-08 07:33 PM
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41. It kind of DID happen to a republican a while back..
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Ian_rd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-21-08 12:22 PM
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52. Oh damn you're right.
Thanks for the memory. I love that "X". I sent it a fan letter - along with the "F you Mr. Cheney guy." Hehe.
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bleever Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-20-08 12:52 PM
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20. Great, now people at DU will start flaming Al Qaeda.
Such a divisive primary season.
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Ian_rd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-20-08 12:55 PM
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21. Zing!
:rofl:
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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-20-08 01:03 PM
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24. ...
:spray:
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sniffa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-20-08 05:53 PM
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37. ...
:rofl:
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Catherine Vincent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-20-08 12:56 PM
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22. WTH?
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cascadiance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-20-08 01:01 PM
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23. Calling Ted Turner... You're needed back to save this sinking ship!
Between this sort of crap, the newer jerks like Glen Beck, etc. CNN is totally lame now!
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Khaotic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-20-08 01:15 PM
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25. Freepers Having a Field Day


The Freepers are having a field day with this ... they love it.

If you could fill a pool w/ this stuff they would drink it dry.

Here's their thread:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1973319/posts

It shows how much they're about accurate reporting, NOT.

Not surprising since we know how these people see the world.





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provis99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-20-08 05:03 PM
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32. brilliant freeper alert picture
can I use it? Is it public domain? Might just make it my avatar!
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Khaotic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-20-08 05:41 PM
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36. I copied it from DU
Check the URL by right clicking on the pic and looking at properties.

Should be good to go. :-)
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no name no slogan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-20-08 01:18 PM
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26. It's an honest mistake.
I often confuse Clinton and al-Queda myself.
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Politicub Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-20-08 01:21 PM
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27. How trashy of CNN - and lower than low
:puke:

But it makes me think of the message from Osama Bin Laden that's sure to surface in the week prior to the general - no matter who our nominee is.
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AntiFascist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-20-08 02:35 PM
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28. My response to CNN...
McCain is really a Klingon!

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druidity33 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-20-08 11:07 PM
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46. wow
that Klingon looks like Jean Luc Picard with a fu-man-chu and an eyepatch!

:)

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AntiFascist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-21-08 03:48 AM
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49. No, this is Christopher Plummer who played Klingon General Chang in...
"The Undiscovered Country". One of his famous lines is: "Cry havoc, and let slip the dogs of war!"

(And, no, I didn't know all that until I looked it up. :freak:)
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druidity33 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-21-08 11:29 AM
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50. ahh, i know that guy
and he has his own website!

http://www.christopher-plummer.com /


and he does kinda look like Patrick Stewart in some of the photos...
:)

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liberalhistorian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-20-08 02:57 PM
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29. Thanks, Sniffa!
Thanks for posting this. I'd wanted to do so after Jen got the pics, but, being the techno-dummy that I am, couldn't figure out how to do it.
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-20-08 05:14 PM
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35. Thanks to Jen for the pics and thanks
to you for catching it, LH! :hi:
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ElsewheresDaughter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-20-08 02:59 PM
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30. rut roh
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kdpeters Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-20-08 04:37 PM
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31. If I hadn't seen this kind of thing happen all too often, I'd presume it an honest mistake
But when this much too coincidental sort of mistake happens, it always seems to happen with a conservative/right-wing slant. Of course it does. Liberals oppose censorship and respect people who can't hear. Most commonly I see them redact naughty language that is clearly spoken. Once I saw a guest on CSPAN take a call on gay issues and each time "gay" was replaced with the word "bumblebum". It was clearly intentional as it happened three times completely censoring the answer by turning the subject into nonsense. I wish I had done what Jen did with posting the screen capture.

Censorship is a recurring issue of importance because a lot of people who can't hear have to deal with other people deciding for them what information is important or worth knowing. Maybe the person who told the joke that everyone else is laughing at decides that "not important" to the one who couldn't hear it because he didn't want to make the effort to tell it again. Maybe the person interpreting a speaker's argument in favor of gay marriage or abortion rights is "not important" because it goes against God. Maybe the person typing captions decides that the plain spoken naughty words are "not important" even when they're not bleeped in the audio. It's not so unusual. I'm glad these issues are being addressed.
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-20-08 05:10 PM
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33. I'm not sorry,either..
Cause DAAAAAY-UM Anderson Cooper looks stupid in front that caption for the hearing impaired.

Thanks to Liberal Historian that we caught it! There's gonna be hell to pay for cnn's ineptitude. It's still primary and their credibility is shot to smithereens.
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michaz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-20-08 05:59 PM
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38. Just another GOP fear tactic like the usual ones! You know, the ones
that always turn out to not be true?!
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OPERATIONMINDCRIME Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-20-08 07:09 PM
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39. Obviously An Accident, But I Don't Expect Some Here To Open Their Minds To That.
It is shocking on first view, but upon using some critical thinking skills it becomes fairly obvious it's simply an accident. I say that for a few reasons. First of all, barely anyone uses closed captioning. To find it logical that someone would plot to use the CC system to perpetrate such a thing, in hopes of causing this 'subliminal' tying of obama to osama (as some have claimed) is beyond far fetched. Second of all, take a moment to sit back and think about how quickly the people typing need to do their short type (or whatever the hell it's called) in order to keep up with the spoken word. Are some really trying to hypothesize that in that split second moment, not having any idea what the host was about to say and having only an instantaneous moment in time to type something, that the person doing the captioning came up with this lightning fast evil plot of "hahaha, here's my chance to call Hillary al queda!!! bwahahahaha!!!", followed by instantaneously typing it? C'mon now. Let's use our heads. It was obviously some sort of finger slip or letter combination that caused the short hand for al queda to appear instead of Hillary, as per Magic Rat's explanation in the other thread. That explanation makes LOADS of sense, whereas thinking there was some behind the scenes closed captioning conspiracy by some schmuck in a 3rd party company to denigrate Obama, is all sorts of far fetched when you really think about. Course, I'm also certain some here won't consider reasonable explanations for a second, since in GDP critical thinking skills have kinda gone bye bye for a while.

Occam's Razor people. Occam's razor. Take a moment to think.
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stillcool Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-20-08 07:52 PM
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43. funny that MSNBC had an 'accident'
as well,..this one involving 'word-gate'

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liberalhistorian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-20-08 09:57 PM
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44. OMC, normally I'd agree that you make some
good points. And God knows how very easy it is to make a mistake in these kinds of things.

HOWEVER. I have been using cc for nearly eight years now, and I still do not believe this was an accident. EVERY TIME something like this happens it's a mistake in favor of a republican or the RW. EVERY. TIME. And I've seen many, many other blatant misrepresentations and outright changings of words that, in context, you can tell are not accidents. Consider what kd was saying about watching WA Journal with his partner who is deaf and seeing the word "gay" being replaced by "bumblebum" EVERY time, rendering the conversation meaningless to the deaf/HI person who could not at least somewhat hear the broadcast at the same time or who didn't have family or friends around to advise as to what was really being said. I've seen that crap happen far more than once with cc, and it is not an accident.

And I'm fortunate enough to be able to at least still hear, though with a significant hearing loss, and to have my husband and friends around to tell me what was really said if something doesn't jibe or is confusing. For those who don't have that, such cc "mistakes" amount to censorship. You may not give a damn, and others who aren't deaf or HI may not give a damn, but that's a pretty major issue for many of us.
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sniffa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-20-08 10:09 PM
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45. I use CC a lot myself because of my lack of hearing
and I'm no longer shocked at what is typed. I can hear, but I lose so much of every conversation because any sort of background noise makes me lose every 3rd word or so, so I normally completely mishear what is being said, or just totally mis a joke or something.

That being said, the most common thing I read is cuss words like fuck and/or shit. There's also been a few times when the CC went off the deep end and started typing out an old joke.

Anyhow, anyone else without hearing loss, should start using CC because there's always something outrageous every 6 hours or so. :)
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THUNDER HANDS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-20-08 11:07 PM
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47. "If you can" is FUK in Steno..."fuck" is FU*K
that might be why you see curses a lot in odd places.

"So this is" is STHIS in Steno, and the S and T buttons are right next to eachother on each side of the steno keypad. So you can easily do SHIT when you mean to do STHIS.

just some usless info for all those who rely on closed captioning and might not realize how the process works.
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mudesi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-20-08 07:24 PM
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40. LOL!
Now that's embarrassing.

:rofl:
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cd3dem Donating Member (927 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-20-08 07:43 PM
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42. They must figure it's time for the Obama swift-boating to begin!!!
And Obama thought Hillary was tough... you ain't seen nothing yet! There is no Easy Street on the way to the White House!

McCain has it in the bag and they have enough republicans to vote for Obama the remainder of the primary cycle to put him over the top!!!

Here comes President McCain! Get your aprons on ladies and start cooking the old man dinner!
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cbayer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-21-08 01:30 AM
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48. OMG! Is that Gloria Vanderbilt?
Last time I saw her, she was in New Orleans.

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Infinite Hope Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-21-08 11:43 AM
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51. It was probably Karl Rove. n/t
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