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Amerigo Vespucci Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-24-08 12:59 PM
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McCain is at the Sausage Haus German Restaurant in Ohio while Obama is actually in Germany
McCain Plays Catch-Up: Attends German Restaurant In German Village, Ohio

July 24, 2008 12:09 PM



http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/07/24/mccain-plays-catch-up-att_n_114761.html

John McCain is still playing catch up to Barack Obama.

As the Illinois Democrat speaks before the picturesque Victory Column in Berlin today, the Arizona Republican is doing a slightly less exciting form of German outreach. He is having a lunch meeting with small business leaders at a German restaurant in German Village, Columbus, Ohio.

The presidential race, it seems has boiled down to who has the greatest German appeal. McCain's appearance at Schmidts' restaurant, a "Sausage Haus" comes after the RNC launched several advertisements in towns named Berlin.

Among the items he may have ordered include: Sauerkraut-Bratwurst Balls, Hoffbrau Schnitzel, or the Bratwurst, voted the "Best Wurst" by Columbus Monthly.

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AllentownJake Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-24-08 01:00 PM
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1. Please tell me this is a joke?
Oil rigs and sausage houses? :rofl:
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Jeff In Milwaukee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-24-08 06:00 PM
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21. Sadly, no...
The Chairman of th Wisconsin Republican Party showed up in New Berlin (Milwaukee suburb) today to talk about the "irony" of Barak being off in Germany. I'm still not sure how the Repubican Chair's deliberately showing up in a town with a similar name rises to the level of irony.
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hisownpetard Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-24-08 01:00 PM
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2. He graduated from the cheese aisle of King's supermarket to the sausage house?
Things are looking up for him.

Hope he doesn't start acting like a "brat."
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Ganja Ninja Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-24-08 01:09 PM
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10. Cheese one day and sausage the next?!!!
Better double up on the Lipitor tonight John.
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hisownpetard Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-24-08 02:08 PM
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12. The Grocers' Index has indicated a sharp decline in sales of sharp cheddar
and, what's worse, a decline in fat bratwursts, too, during the past two days.

Coincidence or not?
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DevonRex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-24-08 02:14 PM
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16. And don't forget your Prilosec, McWhiner... nt
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roguevalley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-24-08 08:35 PM
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31. german sausage and german baloney. thick cut. Yum. I'm hungry
for a delicious samwich all of a sudden. :P
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hisownpetard Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-25-08 07:33 PM
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41. Yeah, heavy on the baloney.
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polichick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-24-08 01:01 PM
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3. McCain IS a sausage!
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NJmaverick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-24-08 01:01 PM
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4. Yet another goof by the McCain camp
going to a German restaurant looks so stupid when your opponent is in the real Country.
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mwb970 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-24-08 01:04 PM
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7. It *is* a great restaurant, though. /nt
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ohtransplant Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-24-08 06:30 PM
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28. I've been there too. It's an excellent place.
And to be specific, it's in the German Village section of Columbus.

If it matters, the owners are really nice people.

Too bad McSame chose their place to make a caricature of himself.

Peace.
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KittyWampus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-24-08 02:09 PM
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13. He could have just gone to the German Pavilion at Disney
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Pirate Smile Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-24-08 11:25 PM
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39. On the radio, while in my minivan, every news break on the hour sends me into hysterical laughter.
Edited on Thu Jul-24-08 11:27 PM by Pirate Smile
They directly put the two candidate's days together. "Today, in Berlin, Germany, Barack Obama gave an inspirational call for unity in fighting terrorism, climate change, poverty, genocide .... to a cheering crowd of over 200,000 people ... John McCain had an event with a half dozen supporters at a German restaurant, The Sausage House, in Columbus, Ohio."

I laugh so hard I cry.

:rofl:

I had no idea the McCain cheese aisle press conference could be followed the next day by such an event.


:rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

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aint_no_life_nowhere Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-24-08 01:01 PM
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5. Is he going to Paris, Texas tomorrow for French toast?
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AllentownJake Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-24-08 01:03 PM
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6. Freedom Toast
What do you support the french or something :sarcasm:
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Manifestor_of_Light Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-24-08 10:28 PM
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36. He could go on a world tour in Texas!!
Less stress on the old guy's heart, too.

Not just Paris, Texas.

Carthage, Texas
Palestine, Texas
Athens, Texas
Iraan, Texas
New Ulm, Texas
Muenster, Texas
Bogata, Texas
Corinth, Texas
China Grove, Texas (Doobie Brothers song)
Dublin, Texas
Earth, Texas
Edinburg, Texas
Egypt, Texas
Elysian Fields, Texas
Florence, Texas
Italy, Texas
Karnack, Texas
Lancaster, Texas
Merkel, Texas
New Boston, Texas
New Waverly, Texas
Odessa, Texas
Ravenna, Texas
Roma, Texas
Trinidad, Texas
Turkey, Texas
Utopia, Texas
Waterloo, Texas
Tokio, Texas
Nazareth, Texas
London, Texas




Even a little space travel:

Venus, Texas
Rising Star, Texas
Star, Texas
Aurora, Texas


Places McCain might especially like:
White Settlement, Texas
Whitehouse, Texas
Uncertain, Texas
Trophy Club, Texas
Shallowater, Texas
Rancho Viejo, Texas (old ranch)
Nixon, Texas
Hoop and Holler, Texas
Cut 'n' Shoot, Texas
Goodnight, Texas
Gun Barrel City, Texas
Flat, Texas
Ding Dong, Texas
Dish, Texas
Comfort, Texas
Moody, Texas
Oatmeal, Texas
Sour Lake, Texas
Coolidge, Texas



Places McCain would avoid:
Fairy, Texas
Bacon, Texas
Veribest, Texas
Best, Texas
Castroville, Texas
Cool, Texas
Elevation, Texas
Friendship, TExas
Gay Hill, Texas
Happy, Texas
Hemphill, Texas
Hempstead, Texas
High, Texas
New Harmony, Texas
Forney, Texas


I've just amused myself too much!!! :rofl:


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Ichingcarpenter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-24-08 01:07 PM
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8. McCain's famous speech:"Ich bin ein Bratwurst"
"Mr. Schmidt! Tear down these prices on your menu"
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BlooInBloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-24-08 01:09 PM
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9. Ich bin ein faker-Obama-wannabe.
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hisownpetard Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-24-08 02:10 PM
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14. Bwahhahaaa! Here's some extra weiner for your schnitzel, McKitzel.
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DevonRex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-24-08 02:15 PM
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17. I thought it was Ich bin ein Asshole. :) nt
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Bonobo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-24-08 01:35 PM
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11. "Puppet Show and Spinal Tap"!!!
LOL LOL LOL!!!
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FatDave Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-24-08 06:44 PM
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30. An imperfect analogy.
The puppets got the bigger dressing room this time around.

:rofl:
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eleny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-24-08 02:12 PM
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15. How many people showed up?
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Amerigo Vespucci Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-24-08 05:54 PM
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20. SIX! It's a McCain MANDATE!
Seriously...he gave a speech to 6 people, which is 199,994 less than the audience Obama had in Berlin. But who's counting?

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=show_mesg&forum=132&topic_id=6536950&mesg_id=6536950

:rofl:
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DevonRex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-24-08 02:16 PM
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18. Oh yeah, K&R. nt
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LeftyMom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-24-08 02:30 PM
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19. The first segment of tonight's Daily Show just wrote itself.
There's got to be a good green screen gag in this too.
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Arugula Latte Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-24-08 06:02 PM
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22. OMG!
:rofl: :spray: :rofl: :spray:
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tanyev Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-24-08 06:07 PM
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23. John McCain. The Half-Assed Imitation Tour.
How can we get Obama to visit a large array of solar panels? I want to see McCain appear in front of a giant foil ball.

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FloridaJudy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-24-08 06:07 PM
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24. McSame's probably too scared
To deal with the Kaiser...that Wilhelm is a crafty SOB, you know.
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WinkyDink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-24-08 06:11 PM
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25. Obama would LIKE to speak in a Sausage Haus, but he'd rather do it as President.
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Canuckistanian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-24-08 06:15 PM
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26. Is this one of these weird "association" things?
Are they trying to take Obama's triumph in Germany and somehow magically transform it into a McCain triumph?

You know, like before the Iraq war when they mentioned Saddam and 9/11 in the same sentence all the time?

The Saddam-9/11 thing was an impressive piece of subtle propaganda.

This, on the other hand is so lame and cryptic, it's a joke.
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mtnester Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-24-08 06:28 PM
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27. Schmidt's is an institution in German Village
Much like the Brown Bag diner and the Old Mohawk Bar & Grill. And Lindey's. I have eaten at Schmidt's many times and their food is really good...for the type food they serve.

and he is speaking from a place that is a HUGE Dem stronghold..GIGANTIC..he will be lucky if this entire precinct gives him 50 votes

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mtnester Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-24-08 06:32 PM
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29. Schmidt's is an institution in German Village
Much like the Brown Bag diner and the Old Mohawk Bar & Grill. And Lindey's. I have eaten at Schmidt's many times and their food is really good.

and he is speaking from a place that is a HUGE Dem stronghold..GIGANTIC..he will be lucky if this entire precinct gives him 50 votes
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yourguide Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-24-08 08:44 PM
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32. After seeing this today, I am convinced McCain hired Mark Penn.
what a friggin disaster...like why would you even try to compete?
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hedgehog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-24-08 08:45 PM
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33. McCain is going to outdo Obama by visiting Europe AND Africa:
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yourguide Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-24-08 09:03 PM
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35. HAHAHAHAHAHA!
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Starbucks Anarchist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-24-08 08:47 PM
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34. How do you say "FAIL" in German?
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AZBlue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-24-08 11:16 PM
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37. One pretends to connect with people while the other actually does it.
This story is the best quick summation of the entire race that I've ever seen.
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Renew Deal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-24-08 11:17 PM
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38. And the owners were probably pissed that they couldn't watch the speech
in Berlin.
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brooklynite Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-24-08 11:27 PM
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40. and don't forget the radio ads...
RNC Airs Anti-Obama Ads in BerlinNO Not That One
by Shushannah Walshe

Columbus, OH

Barack Obama may be speaking to hundreds of thousands in Berlin today, but the Republican National Committee is airing anti-Obama ads in BerlinBerlin, Pennsylvania; Berlin, Wisconsin; and Berlin, New Hampshire that isthousands of miles away from the big speech.


get it? They're all towns named Berlin!; just like Germany!

With clever stunts like that, how can the Republicans lose?

nb - the combined population of the three Berlin's is less than 1/10 the size of the Obama crowd today...
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