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sufrommich Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-19-08 04:13 PM
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Just watched Obama playing basketball with some troops
in Afghanistan on CNN and while driving home listened to the the reception he got from the troops when he was introduced to them ( it was loud and there were no boos)on NPR. Yes,those troops who the republicans just love crying crocodile tears for,who the republicans think "they speak for",who the republicans think will be in peril should Obama win the nomination.Those troops seem mighty fond of Obama,the tide is changing,we're going to win.
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Happyhippychick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-19-08 04:18 PM
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1. Gee McBearings, this trip sure didn't go as you had planned, did it?
:rofl:
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sufrommich Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-19-08 04:20 PM
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3. I think by the time Obama returns to US soil,
the mo will be mighty.
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Happyhippychick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-19-08 04:23 PM
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6. This combined with Maliki's approval of Obama's plan = McCain not so bullish on Iraq anymore.
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npincus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-19-08 04:20 PM
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2. video link, anyone?
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Diamonique Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-19-08 04:23 PM
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4. Here are a couple of links
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npincus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-19-08 07:01 PM
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32. thank you!
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sufrommich Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-19-08 04:23 PM
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5. Obama made a basket from pretty far away
(I know absolutely noting about basketball,but it looked far away to me) a female soldier bet him he couldn't do it again,and he did. He looked remarkably relaxed and was obviously having a good time,as were the soldiers.
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Phx_Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-19-08 04:32 PM
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8. I think the anchor on CNN
said it was a 3-pointer.
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vaberella Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-19-08 05:28 PM
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20. Yup!! That was a perfect 3-point shot.
I was shocked. Mainly because his stance was so lax and his angle seemed off to me. It was excellent. But so is Obama.
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Diamonique Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-19-08 04:23 PM
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7. McCain pushed and pushed Obama about going to the Middle East.
What's that old saying?

Be careful what you wish for.

BWAHAHAHA!
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skooooo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-19-08 04:47 PM
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9. Obama's a winner.


He's smart, got charisma, and I think will be able to get things done.
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ayeshahaqqiqa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-19-08 04:48 PM
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10. I believe the footage was from Kuwait
Other threads with links to the videos say it was Kuwait.
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sufrommich Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-19-08 04:49 PM
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11. I think you're right, thanks. nt
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vaberella Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-19-08 05:30 PM
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21. Really I heard Afghanistan...When I tuned into CNN, that anchor lady said
He'd be staying there over night and then visiting the Eastern part of Afghanistan. Maybe I heard her wrong though.
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Labors of Hercules Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-19-08 07:17 PM
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36. It was Kuwait this morning.
He flew to Afghanistan this afternoon, but it's been under media blackout. He'll stay overnight and meet w/ Karzai tomorrow.
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Thrill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-19-08 04:56 PM
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12. Photos














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Sparkly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-19-08 05:24 PM
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19. Beautiful!!!
:D
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Coexist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-19-08 06:34 PM
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27. Thank you for those!
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Chulanowa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-19-08 06:41 PM
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28. McCain is doomed
I would feel sorry for him, except for fuck McCain
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Jazzgirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-19-08 06:55 PM
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31. You got it Chulanowa!
Fuck McCain!! :toast:
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Kahuna Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-19-08 07:03 PM
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34. LOL! Agreed..
:thumbsup:
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Hippo_Tron Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-19-08 05:12 PM
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13. Republicans are thinking... how do we say that all of those troops were black
without sounding racist?
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Kaylee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-19-08 05:19 PM
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14. I double-dog dare them to imply Blacks aren't "legitimate" soldiers.
:mad:
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vaberella Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-19-08 05:30 PM
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22. I wouldn't put it past them.
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sufrommich Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-19-08 05:20 PM
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16. Perhaps the republicans consider our black soldiers
to be only 3/5ths of a soldier. I saw the freepers trying to use that logic("look how many of them are black")apparently they only "love" the white troops.I have a feeling the Obama support crosses racial lines in the military.
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vaberella Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-19-08 05:23 PM
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18. Most definitely. They want to come home.
There were also other minorities and white soldiers there. Obama is going to be with all these guys.
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AspenRose Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-19-08 06:24 PM
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25. In a lot of minds, white = TRUE American
In their minds, if you are a minority you are a person of color first and an American second.

Those soldiers are "American enough" to bleed and die for the country, though....
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vaberella Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-19-08 05:22 PM
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17. OMG. You said what I didn't want to...I was shocked by that.
The thoughts that crossed my mind...~sigh~
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Thrill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-19-08 06:00 PM
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24. Its probably a majority of black soldiers stationed there
BUT FOR SHITS AND GIGGLES

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butterfly77 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-19-08 07:19 PM
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37. They needed to be seen ...
Republicons like to pretend that the only ones fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan are caucasian..
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K8-EEE Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-20-08 04:05 AM
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40. Oh, the Freepers just go out and say "big deal they're all black"
without a second thought!

Supporting the troops and all that (only certain color troops as it turns out.)
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butterfly77 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-19-08 05:19 PM
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15. Fox said..
"Those are some mighty powerful pictures"
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vaberella Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-19-08 05:31 PM
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23. What does that mean exactly? I wonder....
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butterfly77 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-19-08 07:21 PM
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38. It means they are scared...
and now they will try to downplay this in the upcoming week...
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tishaLA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-19-08 06:53 PM
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30. I almost can't believe it. But sometimes even Fox has to concede
that Obama is kinda popular I guess.
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butterfly77 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-19-08 07:22 PM
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39. I will be surprised if..
we hear it again..
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dtotire Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-19-08 06:33 PM
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26. He Could Be A Pro
Basketball player, if he wanted to be, and make more than a Senator or President,
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Yupster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-19-08 06:42 PM
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Let's not go overboard
Pro ballplayers are amazingly well built, and amazingly strong.

Guys built like Obama (which most would call in very good shape) are considered too small to play in the NBA unless they have blinding speed and even then guys like Baron Davis will beat the crap out of them every night.
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Yupster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-19-08 06:42 PM
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29. Let's not go overboard
Pro ballplayers are amazingly well built, and amazingly strong.

Guys built like Obama (which most would call in very good shape) are considered too small to play in the NBA unless they have blinding speed and even then guys like Baron Davis will beat the crap out of them every night.
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Kahuna Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-19-08 07:02 PM
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33. Looking at the pics, Obama sure has big feet...

:7
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Diamonique Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-19-08 07:13 PM
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35. Um... yeah. I noticed that. :-)
And that's all I'm sayin'. :-)
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barack the house Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-20-08 04:38 AM
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41. This trip will do wonders for him good to aquaint himself globally it will help his presidency.
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flpoljunkie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-20-08 05:00 AM
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42. Saw the clip on CNN. There was genuine gladness in the faces of the troops-black, white, hispanic
Edited on Sun Jul-20-08 05:11 AM by flpoljunkie
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bklyncowgirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-20-08 06:02 AM
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43. I think they like him. Damn that was a good shot.
I really think they should get pictures of Barack out on the court as much as possible. It humanizes the guy and everyone loves basketball.
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